Intersecting Calle Coso, Plaza España is the centre of the city, and the place where the numbering of streets begins. This is also the beginning of Paseo de la Independencia, the city's main street. In the middle of the square stands the Monument to the Martyrs (1904), by Agustin Querol, a memorial not only to the Christian martyrs of Roman Zaragoza but also the defenders of the city against the French invaders during the War of Independence (1808). The monument is in the shape of a tower and at its top, an angel holds an injured Aragonese peasant. On one side of the square stands the Provincial Government, a neo-classic building dating back to the forties.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Bus: 33, 30, 40, 23