Plaza de las Platerías of Santiago de Compostela
The Silver Square (Plaza de Platerías in Spanish) is bound by the cathedral and the cloister on two of its sides. The cathedral is bordered by the Casa del Cabildo.
The decoration of the Plaza de la Platerias dates from between 1078 to 1103. Its name is derived from a silversmith settlement that has a large number of premises devoted to jewelry of the Middle Ages, which has lasted until present day.
In the center of the square, stands the Italian-style Fountain of Horses which Federico García Lorca nicknamed "The Fountain of the Dream" in one of his poems.
At its center, four sailor horses are erected who cast water out of their mouths. Of these horses, there is a pedestal topped by a female figure with one arm raised, holding the star of Compostela. This fountain was designed and constructed by J. Pernas in 1825.