Phillip III, Madrid

This equestrian statue of King Philip III in the centre of Plaza Mayor, Madrid, dates back to 1616, although it was not placed in the square until 1848. Maybe the square wasn’t zoned for equestrian statues under the PGOU equivalent of the time, who knows?

The statue, cast in bronze, was started by Giambologna (real name Jean Boulogne) and finished by Pietro Tacca.

Phillip III, Madrid