This bronze, equestrian sculpture was created by Ramiro Mejías to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Granada’s liberation from the Muslims in 1492. It adorns the rooftop of Granada City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Granada). Housed here is the mayor and the City Council of Granada. Where you are standing is Plaza del Carmen. This square was previously occupied by the old cloister of a Carmelite monastery. It was demolished in the mid-19th century. The convent also had a larger building called the new cloister. Sections of this were preserved when creating City Hall. If you need help planning your tour of Granada, walk through the door beneath this clock. Inside is a great tourist office. Their staff is eager to help you.