The war memorial is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives during the Revolution against the French troops on 2nd of May, 1808. It was erected at the site where French General Murat shot prisoners and is represented in the famous work by master Goya: "Los fusilamientos del 3 de Mayo"
Constructed in 1840, it was inaugurated again by King Juan Carlos I with an eternal flame, extending recognition to all others who also gave their lives for Spain.
The monument contains the ashes of people killed on May the third, 1808. On the top, a relief representing Daoiz and Velarde can be seen, officer soldiers killed in the revolution who were considered heroes. It's crowned by representations of the allegories of Courage, Perseverance, Patriotism, and Virtue.