Around the square you can see the traditional little shops that will sell you all kinds of interesting items and beautiful souvenirs. Pay attention to their colorful wooden doors. In the center of the square are a number of sculptures - the statue of King Carlos III, the Casa de Kraus and the Clock Tower, which was erected in 1866 and the clock on which knocks twelve knocks.
The source of the name "Square of the Sun" is from the symbol that was on an ancient gate that was in the city, from which one could enter the city. At the corner of the square is the distance marker, from which the distances are measured in Spain. In other words, in the heart of the square is the 0 point, the point from which all the main roads in Spain cross and the distances are measured. You'll probably see tourists gathering around and take pictures excitedly. It was also referred to in the cinema, in the film "Mile 0," in which the characters turned the point into their meeting spot.
The square, often referred to simply as the "Sol", is also an exit point for many tours of the city center.
If you came to Madrid in the cold season, consider that on December 31, New Year's Eve, there will be a great celebration and a lot of excitement and noise.
The statue of King Carlos III is an impressive statue placed here in 1997. Carlos was the king of Spain, who transferred it to the era of education and industrialization and is considered one of those responsible for becoming a more modern kingdoms
The bear statue and the mulberry tree, which you will see in another part of the square, is a statue of a bear touching the fruits of the mulberry tree. This statue weighs about 20 tons and appears on the flag of the city of Madrid. There are arguments about exactly what the bear and the tree symbolize, but we have prepared a separate guide just for this statue.
From the square there are 3 pedestrian streets, the Al-Carmen pedestrian street, the Praçados pedestrian street and the pedestrian street of Montara, all leading to Gran Via, the main street of Madrid.
Every evening there are fascinating musicians and curious street artists. Fun!