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Plaza is a Spanish word that describes an open public space such as a town square. More recently it has been used to describe a shopping complex, similar to a shopping mall. The name is generally applied to a single building, often with a hotel or office tower above, while a mall more often refers to multiple buildings or a street.

Examples: Pantip Plaza, Clinton Plaza, Central Plaza, Hong Kong, Schiphol Plaza.

Most colonial cities in Spanish America were planned around a square plaza de armas, surrounded by the governor's palace and the main church.

A plaza de toros is a bullfighting arena.

Fictional example: Nakatomi Plaza