Plaza del Pópulo square
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.
- Construction: Square
- Artistic period: Renaissance
- Historic period: 16th century
- Setting: 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.