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Archidona – The Ochavada Square

Monuments in Málaga

Archidona – The Ochavada Square

The Ochavada Square, with its octagonal plant, is one of the most valuable squares of the Andalusian Baroque period, and it perfectly represents the spirit of the Enlightenment. It was built between 1780 and 1786, by the local builders Francisco de Astorga Frías, and Antonio González Sevillano. In addition to its architectural importance, the project had clear social and urban connotations. It was desgned to overcome an endemic situation of unemployment, and to help to improve the deficiencies in the area (insalubrities, etc). Originally, it was conceived as dwelling, including an inn in the plan, as well as a new building for the Town Hall. It also hosted trade-related activities, and it represents, until today, a privileged meeting place for events and activities of varied nature (festive, cultural, social). In 2007, it received the popular recognition of Primera Maravilla de la Provincia de Málaga.

Plaza Ochavada 1
Archidona

Archidona - The Ochavada Square

Archidona - The Ochavada Square

Archidona - The Ochavada Square


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