This square is in the historic centre of Marbella. It was built in 1485, following the conquest of Marbella by King Ferdinand the Catholic. It was built in imitation of the Castilian squares, though it doesn't have arcades. It's surrounded by typical white houses and a Renaissance fountain. The town hall is now located here, as well as the tourist office and a lot of restaurants that make the square very lively. The square is surrounded by orange trees, hence the name. It's a must see.
La Plaza de la Constitución is a square in the historic city center of Malaga, Spain. It's the old Plaza Mayor, during the Nasrid period it was already a main square, known as La Plaza de las Cuatro Calles or Plaza Público. It was renamed to La Constitución in 1812, but historical it's constantly renamed: From De la Libertad, de la República Federal, del 14 de abril and de José Antonio Primo de Rivera, until democracy when it was renamed de Constitución. In the nineteenth century, it underwent some modifications, several buildings were demolished and houses were built with shopping malls like Pasaje de Heredia and Pasaje de Chinitas.
.In 2003, the square and the nearby Calle Marques de Larios became pedestrianized.
Located between Plaza de Toros and the National Parador de Ronda, which have excellent viewpoints to the edge of the Tagus, is this enclosure with an old iron "bandstand", which has a beautiful design. On the right, the edge of the Tagus, there is an auditorium with cultural activities in the summer. It is recent and the stage is on the edge of the abyss. Following the edge of the Tagus to the left, we see the back of the Parador. You see a paved road that runs along the building and runs along the ledge of the Tagus. A beautiful picture, with a vertical cut into the depth of Guadalevin running in the background.
After the first section of the street to the left is the pedestrianized Plaza del Socorro. There's a large underground car park. In the center there's a fountain with a sculpture of the Shield of Andalusia, remember it was in Ronda where the Andalusian flag (white and green) was chosen for Andalusia by the Andalusian Assembly of Ronda in 1918. At the bottom of the square is the Round Casino building, called Circle of Artists. Entry is limited to its members, but there is a low bar open to everyone. There are various catering establishments with outdoor terraces where you can have a snack or eat at meal. On one side of the square stands the Parish of Socorro. This church was totally destroyed and burned in the 1936 Civil War and was rebuilt in 1956, unable to take advantage of anything from the ancient temple, except the site. It has three naves covered with five domes with baroque plasterwork decoration. Its facade has an arch with a niche pediment with the Child Jesus, memories of the previous church and a great imperial shield; also see its two square towers with tiled roofs and balconies with typical rondeña wrought iron. It's one of the few parishes in Ronda thats doors open outside of worship times. Plaza del Socorro 15-16, Parish Del Socorro, Lorenzo Borrego Street, No. 7-8. Tel: (952) 27250.
Situated inside the Plaza de San Sebastián, we can see many of the most interesting places to visit in Antequera, The Church of San Sebastian, the arc of the Nazarene and some of its streets surveys that are some of the most charming of the city. In one corner we see the Tourist Office which can also be taken from the main bus stop, the bus that takes us through the sights. There are many cafes with outdoor terraces for drinks, one of them (which also has a big recreation room) which I do not recommend , at least the experience I had was painful. I had to leave of pure boredom and no one came to see that we wanted to have.
There is nothing more rewarding after a tough climb in the Bajondillo neighborhood, than taking a break in one of the largest squares in the Costa del Sol in the shade of its leafy trees. This is Europe's monument to Europe and it displays all of the shields of the countries that are within the European Union. According to mythology Olympian god Zeus fell in love with Europe daughter of Agenor, king of Tyre and Telephassa. Zeus feared being rejected by Europe, became an impressive majestic white bull. While the other girls playing with Europe to see the bull fled, this does not scare without opposite, but was fascinated by the sweet movements Zeus and even came to lay on their backs. It was then that Zeus stood up and entering the sea began to swim quickly, ignoring the pleas of Europe, until they reached the island of Crete where Zeus revealed his identity and genuine natural seduced Europe. At the death of Europe, divine honors were received and named to the old continent while Zeus became a constellation formed one of the signs of the zodiac.
Plaza Cantarero is one of the oldest squares in Nerja and is a great starting point to explore the city's Old Town. From Plaza Cantarero, you can take Calle Pintada and head out to see all the sights of the town In the center of the square, you'll find a fountain and some wooden beams where bougainvillea and other plants conceal some shady benches to sit.
This tiny and secluded square in the town of Estepona, is dedicated to the memory of "Father Manuel", a pastor who 1st came to the town of Estepona, as a companion and secretary of the Bishop of the Diocese D. Balbinus Santos Olivera, back in the year 1939 and liked both the town and its people, with Pastor D. Fernando Segovia. Manuel Sanchez Ariza's father was born in a tiny village of Malaga, Cuevas de San Marcos, at the beginning of the century, became a priest at age 24 and during the years he was in Estepona, was the protector of the poor during his task pastoral.Organizó Catholic Action, created several schools opened happening Hospital Charity consulting physicians. Later on the people asked for donations, put beds and brought nuns who were nursing tasks. The surgeons came from Malaga. He started an adult evening schools and a School-Seminar to study Magisterium which left masterpieces. In the year 1949 Benevolent Association created Sto. Cristo de la Vera-Cruz. Until his death in the year1988, did not leave even a single day to exercise his pastoral work, so the people of Estepona.
Located behind the Town Hall of Nerja, this plaza formerly known as Paseo Nuevo, has cobbled floors and covers the underground car park beneath. Many of the buildings around it are still being finished. In this square you'll find the Museum of the History of Nerja, scheduled to be completed in spring 2011. This is where markets, celebrations, and special events take place. The square has a yellow tower topped by a clock, large potted palms and shrubs and beautiful lamps that light it up by night.
This square is located in the historic center of the town, very close to City Hall. It is very wide and houses a beautiful wooden former music kiosk. From here we can see the Arab Clock Tower, undeniably beautiful. A staircase leads to the street from the Mercado Municipal de Abastos.
After visiting the Church of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth, we proceeded down the beautiful Empedrada street. Ochavada Square is located in the historic center of Archidona and one of the most interesting monuments of the province because of its style and shape. The square is one of the Andalusian Baroque gems of the eighteenth century as its Mudejar style combines tradition with typically French elements. The Ochavada Square was built in 1786 by Antonio Gonzalez Sevillano and Francisco Astorga Frias, who designed its unique octagonal shape, which gave it its name. The square, is accessible from various points in the city center and has since its construction therefor become the nerve center of the city. The square looks like a great Andalusian patio, which combines red brick, white and lime green shutters and balconies filled with flowers of seasons.
The Plaza de la Constitution in El Borge is the meeting place of the entire village. A very nice little square which houses the town hall and the oldest monument representative of El Borge, the Church and the crypt. It's also surrounded by benches and typical Andalusian stores. One of the things that struck me in this square was a stone embedded in the wall used for children to tip "the tops." This is a very popular hobby among children, dating back hundreds of years. El Borge's most festive event is Raisin Day, which falls on the third Sunday of September.
Although the composer D. Eduardo Ocon Rivas is one of the best known nineteenth-century Spanish composers, few know that he was born in Benamocarra, a small village in the Axarquia. In the middle of the village and surrounded by white houses, lies this small monolith which pays tribute to one of the town's favorite sons.