The Plaza del Machete
This square is situated behind the Arquillos, between the front of San Miguel church and the Cuesta
de San Vicente. In the past, it marked the edge of the medieval town. Its name derives from the
fact that a machete was kept in a niche of the apse of San Miguel before which representatives of
the city took their oaths of office. It also used to be called the “La Plazoleta del Juicio”
(judgment square)as this was the place where executions were carried out with the garrotte.