Huge open space
At the end of Calle Las Damas there is a huge open space, the main square of the colonial area: La Plaza España or de la Hispanidad. The statue of Nicolas Ovando presides over the center of the square, which is also a venue for concerts and other public events. On the southwest side (bordering the Museo de las Casas Reales) stands a memorial to the proclamation of the colonial area - it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The north side of the square is made up of buildings that were old warehouses and taverns, interconnected through courtyards. Now it is full of bars and terraces, and has much nightlife.