This plaza divides the Old Town from the newer city and honors the memory of the woman who helped save many of A Coruña’s citizens from slaughter by the English. According to legend, she spotted the approach of Drake’s troops, and, risking her own life, fired a cannon to alert the citizens to an imminent invasion. Today the Praza is the social and political center of the city. It is hard to say where more business gets done: in City Hall or in the cafes and bars on the square.