Plaza de las Monjas

Plaza de las Monjas
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The origin of the Plaza de las Monjas can be found in the foundation of the convent of the Madres Agustinas, from which it takes its popular name. As this was built in the 16th century, we must assume that the square appeared in front of the façade at the beginning of that century. The other building that defines the identity of this square in the centre of the town is the Palacio de los Duques de Medina Sidonia, built in 1656-57.

For many years it was the main meeting point for local residents on hot summer nights. That is why it was given special importance in the urban reform plans of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is currently the main square in the centre of the city, where the shopping and restaurant streets meet up. 

Visitors really should not miss out on the unique  Plaza de las Monjas presided over by a stunning monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus.

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Plaza de las Monjas
Plaza de las Monjas, s/n, 21001
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Services and infrastructure

  • Shopping area

Segments

Culture, Leisure and fun, Gastronomy

Specialties

Squares

Season

All year

Open to visitors

Yes