While shopping around Barrio De Salamanca, Sandy and I chanced upon this picturesque plaza. As much as I’d like to pretend I knew what this place was at that time, I had no clue. After consulting with my friend Google, I now know that this is Plaza De Colón or Columbus Square–a plaza dedicated to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the New World. The carvings on the stones designed by Joaquín Vaquero Turcios are actually inscriptions by philosophers and indigenous leaders. I can not be more far off with what I originally thought this was!
This plaza isn’t part of most lists of tourist spots to visit in Madrid, but I’m glad I stumbled upon it. I don’t really see anything special with monuments of important people on horses. This one, however, is unique and provides a great backdrop to my OOTD photos as well. (LOL. Bonus points!) This is why whenever I travel, I like walking around with my map in hand. It’s better than riding cabs because you get to explore new places and chance discoveries.