This square is full of trees and shade, with a beautiful fountain in its centre which helps create a relaxing atmosphere – definitely somewhere to stop along our busy route. On one side of the square is the interesting mosque that is currently not open to visitors. The old Convento de la Merced (Convent of Mercy), which now serves as the Diputación Provincial de Córdoba (headquarters of the provincial government of Cordoba), can be seen in the distance. This was once the site of an old burial ground and when work began on the square, the remains of many bones were found. Now however it is a shaded oasis where families with children can meet and enjoy the fresh air.