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.