There are square rings, so why not a triangular square? That’s what we basically have with Plaza Cantarero, also known locally as ‘Orange Square’ – not because it was visited by Donald Trump, but because of the numerous orange trees lining the square.
The square is named after Francisco Cantarero Rodriguez, son of Manuel Cantarero, the man who directed the building of the Eagle Aqueduct – acueducto del Águila – in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Francisco Cantarero Rodriguez became Mayor of Nerja in the second decade of the last century and in 1913 built a family home in the square.
The square underwent a total renovation in 2010. Until fairly recently there was a small cafe with a terrace in the square, but this is no longer the case. Plenty of seating, shade and an ornamental fountain.