Today it is a square located in the center of the city of Almeria, but formerly it was the most important gateway to the city: the Pechina Gate. Its name was altered after the conquest of the Catholic Monarchs, who confused Pechina with Purchena.
The gate disappeared after the demolition of the wall in 1855, at which time the current square was constructed, and it was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1991. There are numerous points of interest accessible from this emblematic city square: the Arabic Wells, the Butterfly House, the street of shops and the Civil War Shelters.
This square represents the bourgeois architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries. It separates the old from the new and is a place for leisure, meeting and business, among others. Today, it is the nerve centre of the city, where commercial and banking activity takes place.
Museums in Almeria