Plaza del Socorro
Square in Ronda
Plaza del Socorro is a Plaza in Ronda, Spain.
There is an underground car park here.
Blas Infante and the Plaza del Socorro
The Plaza del Socorro is the modern political center of Ronda as it was here that Blas Infante in 1918 unfurled the Andalusian flag and coat of arms for the first time while standing on the first floor balcony of the ‘Circulo de Artistas’. The building known as the Casino and Circulo de Artistas or Artists’ Society is located on the north side of Ronda’s Plaza del Socorro.
Statue of Hercules at the Plaza del Socorro
The central Plaza del Socorro also features a statue of a semi-naked man with two lions by his side and a couple of pillars behind him. The statue is Hercules, with the pillars of Hercules behind him. He is holding onto two lions that he aims to tame, although taming two lions was never one of the tasks set for Hercules. The coat of arms, flag, and symbols of Andalusia were designed Blas Infante.
The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Socorro at the Plaza del Socorro
The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Socorro or parish church of Socorro was only built in 1956, since the previous one was completely destroyed and burned down in 1936 .
Visiting Plaza del Socorro