Spain Square (Palma de Mallorca)

 
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Spain Square, located in a segment of the old wall, is considered one of the most important and active nerve centres of the city of Palma de Mallorca, as the Intermodal Station is located here. This is a strategic stop where the EMT lines converge.

It opened at the beginning of the 20th century in the midst of the ambitious Calvet Plan for urban reorganization. A large number of squares and roads converge in this square, such as Alexandre Roselló and Juan March Avenues, Eusebio Estada Street and the Parque de las Estaciones.

Spain Square consists of a modern area with a rectangular shape and another ancient area known as Puerta Pintada Square, triangular in shape and dating back to the 17th century. Its name comes from a huge and beautiful Renaissance knocker.

Since the end of the 19th century, the square has had different names. First, it was called Colom Square in honour of Joanot Colom, leader of the Mallorcan Germanias. After the end of the Calvet Plan, it was renamed Eusabi Estada Square. Finally, at the end of the bloody Spanish Civil War, the Franco regime renamed it Spain Square.

While in 1990 it was renamed Puerta Pintada Square, the square continues to maintain the name of "Spain."

As an interesting detail, this square is also popularly known as King Jaime Square. This is a reference to the sculpture of Jaime I the Conqueror, who led the troops that landed on the island in the 13th century and liberated it from Muslim rule.
   
 
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