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Felipe III Statue

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
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Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

The centerpiece of Plaza Mayor it stands out but overall it is not as impressive as many of the monuments to be found throughout Madrid.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The equestrian bronze statue of King Philip III riding his horse stands prominently in the middle of Plaza Mayor and is surrounded by a metal fence. The statue was completed by the Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca who also sculpted the more famous statue of Philip...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you are coming to Plaza Mayor you cannot miss this statue. Nothing special compared to the statue of Felipe IV in front of the Palace Real.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is an ordinary statue of Felipe III, located in the center of Plaza Mayor. There are far more impressive statues scattered around Madrid.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I would rank this work only average in a city full of outstanding statues and monuments. The bronze creation depicts Philip III, the king who reigned from 1598 to 1621, ruling the Spanish Empire at its height. He is astride a stallion, which stands on...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 12 July 2016

One of the interesting things to see at Plaza Mayor is the equestrian statue of Felipe III (King Philip III) located in the centre of the square. King Philip III was responsible for the original creation of Plaza Mayor. This bronze statue was sculpted by...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Plaza Mayor of Madrid is one of the most beautiful squares in Spain and the statue of Felipe III is an equestrian statue in the middle of the square that is quite beautiful.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A Habsburg known as Philip the Pious, Philip III was considered an 'undistinguished and insignificant man' and a 'miserable monarch'. If you ever wondered how a 16thC powerhouse like Spain could be where it is today its decline can be traced to the economic difficulties...More

Thank Rod G
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The equestrian statue of Felipe III stands in the center of the Plaza Mayor and is a good statue. The statue was made by Gianbologna and finished by Pietro Tacca. The Duke of Florence gave it to the king as a gift in 1614.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 13 June 2014

The statue of King Philip III on horseback is one of the most valuable works of art to be found on the streets of Madrid. It was commissioned by Philip III (1578-1621) who ruled over a Spanish/Portuguese empire, but he is remembered as Philip de...More

1  Thank tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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