'Barrio del Carmen' is the most popular neighborhood in the old district of the city. Its small streets will take you back to the olden days while contrasting with the mostly young faces who move about the neighborhood, especially at night. The Plaza del Carmen is in the heart of this area and is so-named because of the old Carmelite convent and now School of Fine Arts found in the square. The rectangular shaped plaza is also adorned with another important architectural landmark, the Palacio del Intendente Pineda. There's also a statue of Juan de Juanes from 1960 in the center.
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