Plaza de San Antonio: Casa Pemán, Banca Aramburu y Casino Gaditano

Plaza de San Antonio: Casa Pemán, Banca Aramburu y Casino Gaditano | Source: Text: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Destino Cádiz.

The Plaza de San Antonio is one of the nerve centers of the city. During the 18th century it became the hub of urban expansion and complement to the Plaza de San Juan de Dios in different acts.

Here the Constitution of 1812 was proclaimed and was the scene of the bloody suppression of the liberal movement of 1820.

It has a collection of simply spectacular buildings. Besides the Church of San Antonio, are the remarkable headquarters of the Cadiz Casino (Baroque reformed to the Elizabethan style in the 18th century), the former headquarters of Banca Aramburu (18th century portal renovated in the modernist style) and the House Museum of Cadiz´s writer José María Pemán.