Corredera square (Plaza Mayor)
The Corredera Square (Plaza Mayor) is one of those places in the city full of history. It has a rectangular shape (more or less). Curiously, it measures 113 meters long and 55 meters wide, making it one of the largest squares in Andalusia.
Aesthetically, it is a square with a Castilian appearance and is very reminiscent of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. The most characteristic of this square are its arcades built with pillars and arches. There are only two buildings of different shape that form part of the plaza, the Sánchez Peña Market and the House of Doña Ana Jacinto.
Celebreition in the Square
Today, the Corredera Square is an open site, in the premises under the arcades there are still shops selling handicrafts. Many of the old shops are now bars or taverns with their terrace in the center of the square. Given the size of the square and its location, there are many concerts that take place in it. Carnival, the White Night of Flamenco and until recently the Medieval Market, are some of the best known celebrations celebrated here.
360º Corredera Square
The square that we know now is the result of its last restoration, which was carried out between 1986 and 2001. Since the nineteenth century, in the middle of the square there was a market of supplies, with a great commercial activity. In previous dates the square was also used as a bullring, hence its name.
By demolishing this central market in 1959, numerous Roman mosaics were discovered in the subsoil. You can see these mosaics in the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos where they are exposed.
The Plaza Mayor of Cordova (Corredera) is located next to Cordova City Hall and the Roman Temple. The main entrances to this square are Arco Alto and Arco Bajo, although there is also access through calle Toril and Sánchez Peña.