The San Fernando Square
In the long history of the city, it was the forum, administrative and commercial centre of the Roman Carmo. The two main streets of the city’s urban layout converge here: El Cardo Maximus and Decumanus Maximus.
The buildings that give the square its rectangular shape, date from different periods. They belong to the centuries ranging from the 16th to the 19th. On the ground floor, a noble first floor predominates, with open arches, viewpoints through which the local bourgeoisie would lean out to look and be seen at public events and celebrations.
The three oldest buildings from the 16th century, are found on the west flank. The first one is La Antigua Audiencia (old court), the second the Convent of Madre de Dios and, lastly, a Mudejar-style house decorated with azulejos or ceramic tiles from Cuenca, Spain.
Address: Intersection between Prim street and Martín López Street