In the center of the square there is the statue of Mariano Alvárez de Castro, the officer in charge of protecting the city when it was under siege, defending it from the french.
As suas arcadas albergam restaurantes e bares, as suas esplanadas convidam a aproveitar um belo dia de sol.
Numa das pontas um quiosque vende as últimas noticias do mundo.
The square was designed in the nineteenth century but was built only a century later, remaining faithful to the original plan of an enclosed square, with a symmetric architecture and buildings of neo-classical inspiration.
Under the arcades there are a good number of restaurants and bars, and there tables outside are a great invitation to enjoy a sunny day.
I one end of the square there is a kiosk selling the latest news of the world.