Situation. Located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Cordoba.
Chronology. Century XVI
Description. Different streets flow into the square and from north to south and in a clockwise direction there are Marqués del Villar street, Antonio del Castillo street, Julio Romero de Torres street, Horno del Cristo street, and Cuesta de Pero Mato street.
The Plaza de Jerónimo Páez has three distinct parts: on the one hand, the square itself where the entrance to the current Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Córdoba is framed; on the other hand, the entrance to the house known as Casa del Judío, and finally, the street that leads to Julio Romero de Torres street.
In this square, formerly called the Paraísos, a theater with an estimated capacity of more than 10,000 spectators was located in Roman times, destroyed by an earthquake in the 3rd century. Remains of this theater are exhibited in the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Cordoba, located in this square, in the old Palace of the Páez de Castillejo.
The Plaza Jerónimo Páez was renovated during the 90s after years of neglect. In fact, inside the "own furniture" existing in its main part, we find huge columns demolished on the ground that have historically served to sit in the square itself.
At the end of the 20th century, a large part of the square was fenced in to refurbish the reforms of the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Córdoba, whose remodeling was completed in January 2011 with the inauguration of the museum extension.