In 1936, at the beginning of the Civil War, the square already had its current appearance, as can be seen in the photos from that time. This in terms of the buildings, because the central platform built by Javier Goerlich did not disappear until the reform of 1961.

The square has had numerous names throughout its short history: San Francisco, Espartero, Isabel II, La Libertad, Emilio Castelar, El Caudillo, the Valencian Country and the City Council.

The square and the surrounding buildings have been declared a Historic-Artistic Site.