The square dates back to the second half of the 16th century. It was initially located opposite the Ecija Gate. It was known as Plaza de la Feria in the early 17th century. Today, following several renovations, it has been named after one of Spain’s most prominent literary authors. The famous Arco de la Pastora, which lends charm to the plaza, is the focal point of Cervantes Square.
The square is usually very crowded, as there are several “tapas” bars and typical lodgings in the area.