Plaza Mayor of Salamanca
Plaza Mayor (Main Square) is the center of urban life in the city of Salamanca.
In its origins, when spread over a wider area, it was seen as "the largest square of Christianity". It was used for all the functions of a square (holidays, market, etc.)..
In 1724 the square was divided and a square in the style of Madrid Plaza Mayor was added, by the architect Albert of Churriguera, when the Town Hall (Casa Consistorial) was moved to the plaza . From the aesthetic point of view, this cleary improved its image, due to the material used and its many more harmonious proportions.
The east wing, called the Royal Pavilion, shows between medallions the busts of some kings of Spain. This wing was the first to be built, since it served as a containment wall to the horizontal floor of the new plaza. In the other wings there are medallions representing other famous people (saints, scientists, discoverers, etc).
The main square of Salamanca is not a perfect square (it is an irregular quadrilateral) and none of their facades measured the same.