On this street there are three emblematic buildings Valencia: North Station, the Bullring and the Luis Vives Institute.

The Luis Vives Institute dates back to 1562, although most of what remains and belongs to the eighteenth century. He was originally called San Pablo College and was a school in the Society of Jesus. In 1859 it was renamed Luis Vives Institute and in 1978 suffered an unfortunate restoration. He studied in the Valencian writer Max Aub.

On the east side of the street the hospital d'En Bou (S. XIV), the Colegio San Fulgencio (S. XVI) and the convent of Santa Clara (S. XVII) was. On the west side was the hospice Montserrat (S. XVI). All these buildings disappeared after the city-planning reforms undertaken between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1854 he moved the House of the City, from the garden of the Generalitat, to its present location in the Town Hall Square. The building that houses is the former House of Education (S. XVIII).

In 1906 some important reforms that would not end until the late 30s of the twentieth century, highlighting her new facade with its clock tower 50 m start. tall, Carlos Carbonell and Francisco Mora. Inside are marble staircase, the ballroom (called glass), the Pompeian room and fireplace room (mayor's office).

In this square it was located the former convent of San Francisco, which was demolished in 1891. Instead San Francisco park was built.

The square was configured with the following spaces: the park of San Francisco, the Bajada de San Francisco and Plaza ATMs. The Marqués de Sotelo, Mayor of the City (1927-1930), was the driving force of the current plaza.

One of the consequences of the construction of this square was the transfer of the old railway station, which was where today the Telefonica building since 1852, to its current location in Xàtiva Street.

In 1936, at the beginning of the Civil War, the square was already the current look, as you can see in the pictures of that time. So much for the buildings, because the central platform built by Javier Goerlich reform does not disappear until 1961.

The square has had many names throughout its short history: San Francisco, Espartero, Isabel II, La Libertad, Emilio Castelar, the Caudillo, of Valencia and the City.

The square and the surrounding buildings have been declared a Historical Site.

This square is dedicated to Rodrigo Botet that, despite being an engineer, had a hobby paleontology. He was the founder of the Paleontological Museum of Valencia, located by a time Almudín building. Currently the content of this ancient museum is the Museum of Natural Sciences of the Royal Gardens.

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