Sol neighborhood is one of the six administrative districts that make up the downtown district of the city of Madrid. It is understood by the square of Puerta del Sol , the headquarters of the Community of Madrid and zero kilometer. This district covers much importance to have the Puerta del Sol square and the Sol metro station , also known as Vodafone Sol Metro lines.
Within the district the Sun, the most important area as a tourist both historical is the Puerta del Sol square , also for being one of the most famous squares around Madrid. The construction of the plaza went through several stages : the beginning of the construction was the mid-eighteenth century with the House post office, a century later, between 1857 and 1862 got its respective form thanks to Lucio architects of the valley, Juan Rivera and José Morer ; finally, the gardens and fountain were added in the twentieth century , increasing pedestrian zone.
As a very tourist area , the neighborhood carries great attractions , right in the Puerta del Sol square Such as .
Inside the Puerta del Sol square , you can see the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree . A sculpture of the second half of the twentieth century , is precisely on the eastern side of the square. This statue represents the heraldic arms of the town , making it a very attractive spot for tourists , each visitor has to take a picture with the statue to commemorate his stay in Madrid
The Royal Post Office is one of the most striking places in the Barrio el Sol , mainly in the Puerta del Sol square . It was built to be headquarters of the postal service and was designed in the Baroque style of the period , thanks to architect French Jaime Marquet . After having different functions , today is the presidential headquarters of the Community of Madrid. Thanks to his watch at the top of the building, it became an icon of Christmas , as citizens and tourists are present , have the tradition of welcoming the year under this watch with great joy and excitement.