13 Jul APOLO PARK
IMMARCESSABLE (Or INMARCESIBLE)
This space was part of the view that Rafael Núñez observed every morning, when the crash of the waves on the tip of the pincers evoked the encounter with the daughters of the god Poseidon, perhaps serving as inspiration for his poetic lira to mold the prayers of his national anthem, ours.
The Apollo Park is part of the unforgettable glory; to sit or pass by there is to feel the notes of the national anthem, to feel the salty breezes; is to remember the Colombian homeland. It is located in the El Cabrero neighborhood, and was built in front of his residence in the year 1994 by the Cabrero museum in honor of the one hundred years of President Rafael Núñez’s death.
It has an emblematic and iconic monument, formed by faces made in bronze, and that are put on a pedestal made of marble, that has a circle shape. The busts of several of the prominent men who made history in Cartagena such as Juan José Nieto, El Cacique Carex, Pedro Zapata de Mendoza, Benkos Biohó, Sebastián de Eslava, Vicente Piñeres, Miguel Antonio Caro and José María Campo.
From Núñez on his pedestal, we can observe the good that he gave to the Constitution of 1886, the Apollo park is a symbol of his universal thought. This monument has the qualities of a museum, where we can retell the history that is part of the city and the whole nation.