This square was built in the 20th century in honour of the Spanish General who was born and raised in Switzerland, Teodoro Reding de Biberegg.
Reding was responsible for activating the Porcuna Plan, created by Castaños, that helped them to be victorious on that glorious day in 1808. A bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2008 in honour of this outstanding character in the Battle of Bailén. The text below accompanies the image on the plaque:
“Sad Homeland, mourn incessantly
the untimely death of the famous
Teodoro Reding who gave his life
to save you in stormy times.
His body welcomes
and awaits the abundant manner
in which the victory of Bailén will be amplified,
extolling his virtues and memory”.