Photographer's Note

Selling flowers on the square of the slide.

The Plaza of the slide is one of the most emblematic places of the city of Cordoba. Single square homer Andalusia. Located in the heart of the city, to lower Street or Espartería Rodríguez Marín. It has its input and output via the so-called high arch and low arch.

The space occupied by the square has been profoundly reshaped over time. The square has been used for different purposes, major holidays, such as bullfighting, cane organize games, etc.., Derived the present name of the square of this fact.

It is believed that until the fifteenth century, the square of the slide was a large square outside the walls of the Medina or high city of Cordoba. The current morphology comes from the project architect Antonio Ramos Valdes Salamanca, who under the mandate of Corregidor Briceño Francisco Ronquillo, built a semiregular rectangle of 113 meters long and 55 meters wide in 1683.

In the late nineteenth century, in 1896, is built in the middle of the square, a building housing aimed at the food market.

In the year 1959, when Antonio Cruz-Conde, mayor of Cordoba, approves the demolition of the building half of the square for an underground. In this construction were numerous Roman mosaics, which today are on display in the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

Among the buildings that shape the square stands the Mercado de las Casas Peña Sánchez de Doña Ana Jacinta. The current market Sánchez Peña served as the seat hall and jail, until the nineteenth century, 1846, businessman José Sánchez Peña Cordova, bought the building and installed the most modern there Córdoba industry with steam to create a factory hats, installing the workers at the top of the building where they had their homes.


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