This is the most emblematic place in the city, as the most important buildings of Lorca were installed in its surroundings since the Middle Ages. One can find civil and religious buildings built between the 16th and 18th centuries.
Formerly, it was known as the “Outside Square” because it was outside the city walls. It was built in the 17th century, and was remodelled on various occasions.
In the basement of the square, remains were found that corroborate the uninterrupted settlement in the city since the Bronze Age. The most important remains correspond to the remains of homes and workshops of a suburb from the Almohad period, which was located outside the Arab city of Lurqa.
The urban remodelling, caused by the construction of the Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick, gave the square its current shape. The Collegiate Church required the demolition of this sector of the old wall, and the council of Lorca decided to build a new headquarters, the current Town Hall, while the works of Saint Patrick continued.
Civil Architecture in Lorca
Religious Architecture in Lorca
Museums in Lorca