Plaza de la Constitución (Málaga)

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Plaza de la constitución
Plaza de la Constitución, Málaga 003.JPG
Former name(s)Plaza de las Cuatro Calles
OwnerAyuntamiento de Málaga
Coordinates36°43′16″N 4°25′19″W / 36.7211°N 4.4220°W / 36.7211; -4.4220Coordinates: 36°43′16″N 4°25′19″W / 36.7211°N 4.4220°W / 36.7211; -4.4220
Major
junctions
Calle Marqués de Larios

Plaza de la Constitución is a public square in the city center of Málaga, Spain.[1]

Notable features[edit]

Fuente de Génova
  • Fuente de Génova (Genoa Fountain): is a sixteenth century marble fountain that has been located in the plaza since 2003.[2]
  • The Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País (Economic Foundation of the Friends of the Country): an 18th century building that was formerly a maritime consul and later a Jesuit School[1]

History[edit]

The plaza has been a major town square since the time of the Reconquista when it was known as "Plaza de las Cuatro Calles" ("Four streets square"). It was also previously known as the Plaza mayor ("Main town square"). In 1812 it was renamed "Plaza de la constitución."[3]

Málaga's city hall was located in the plaza until 1869. Other former occupants of the plaza include: The Casa del Corregidor (Mayor's home), the city jail, the Audiencia, and the convent of the Augustines.[3]

In 2002, the Plaza was transformed into a pedestrian square, along with Málaga's Calle Larios.[3][4]

Festivals and Events[edit]

The plaza is a key location for the Feria de Málaga, which takes place every August, and the Holy Week celebrations in Málaga.[3][5]

The city of Málaga's traditional New Year's Eve celebration is held in the plaza every year.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Brian (2013). Walk with Me – Through the City of Malaga. Malaga: Footsteps Guides. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-9561014-1-9.
  2. ^ "Fuente de Génova (Genoa Fountain)". malagaturismo.com. Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Plaza de la Constitución". malagaturismo.com. Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. ^ Rivera, Augustin (19 February 2017). "Las últimas vecinas de la calle Larios". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ Ferray, Miguel (22 January 2018). "Los abonados del año pasado con el pago domiciliado podrán renovar sus abonos hasta el 2 de febrero - Los abonos libres saldrán a sorteo a partir del 2 de marzo". La Opinion de Malaga.
  6. ^ "La plaza de la Constitución de Málaga acogerá la fiesta de Fin de Año con campanadas, uvas y cotillón". Diario Sur. Málaga. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ "El Ayuntamiento de Málaga anima a los ciudadanos a celebrar la Nochevieja desde la plaza de la Constitución". Europa Press (in Spanish). 31 December 2017.