If you descend from the square a little to the east, you can look out to the sea to the west and see the rocks known as the Andromeda Rock in the sea, a few hundred meters from the beach.
Here, according to legend, Andromeda was tied to the rocks, as a sacrifice of the people of Jaffa, to appease the sea monster, so that the monster could devour her. And here came the miracle in which the hero Perseus saved Andromeda, a moment before the monster rose from the sea to devour her. Perseus took Andromeda on his flying horse and they married and lived happily ever since.
On the north-west side of the square you can see St. Peter's Church, the main Franciscan church of Jaffa. This church is seen when you look at Jaffa from the shores of Tel Aviv and even appeared in the past with the symbol of the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.