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A final view from Plaza Romanilla, close to the cathedral in Granada, Southern Spain.

The plaza once housed the Convent Capuchinas, founded in 1587, and its corresponding church, completed in 1680; both were later demolished. Today the square, also referred to as Plaza de las Palmeras for its towering palm trees, continues to offer various open-air vegetable stands.

It also houses this statue dedicated to the ‘aguador’ with his donkey. Aguadors were men and women from the countryside who came in to the city to sell fresh water, a commodity that even the bars and restaurants couldn’t provide at the time. So important were the ‘aguadores’ during the Andalusian summer heat that Washington Irving refers to them several times in his writing.

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