Plaza del Pópulo Square
Plaza del Pópulo
A square with quite a past.
It is also called Plaza de los Leones, referring to the fountain, of the same name, that can be found there.
The fountain is a square shaped pillar with rounded corners. It is crowned with a statue of Imilce, the Iberian princess who was Hannibal's wife. According to the story, this square and its fountain formed part of the old Roman city, Cástulo.
- Artistic period:
- Historic period:
- 16th century
- Around it can be found the House of the People or Civil High Court and Public Clerks' Offices, the Old Butchers' Shops, the Jaén Gate and the Villalar Arch.