Parks, gardens and bridges
Glorieta Gardens is a small green space, which boasts huge trees providing a lovely place to relax right in the city centre. It is the perfect place for a rest while shopping on Colon Street, or to sit down and enjoy a cool drink in the breeze or perhaps even a small picnic.
Located at the beginning of Colon Street (the end closest to the river), the park is right next to “La Puerta de la Mar” and the entry to Mar Street, next to Paz Street.
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The park’s origin dates back to 1812, the time of French occupation of the city. A French general, who was an amateur botanist, began the garden in the city centre at that time. His garden came to be known as La Glorieta Park. The large ficus trees were planted in 1852, and the park received its most recent major facelift in 1927, when an iron fence surrounding the park was removed leaving it as it is found today.