13 Jul CENTENNIAL PARK
WAITING FOR THE CENTENARY
This place is synonymous of modernity and history. It is located outside the walled center, but still in the tourist area of the city. Decorated with dense vegetation, wide spaces for recreation; and iguanas, squirrels, Maria Mulatas, and pigeons that have made it their habitat, and once you visit this place you will be able to observe them as the house owners. A modern fountain is part of its attractions.
Architecturally detailed doors and above them a marble sculpture representing the values of Cartagena, remain open waiting for locals and tourists to make a stop. Due to its strategic location, a huge number of people walk through it; shortening the path between the historic center and the Getsemaní neighborhood; emblematic place of Cartagena.
All its entrances lead to a marble obelisk which was carved in the Italian city of Genova, surrounded by scales, at its top crowned by a bronze eagle that since 1911 is its sentinel. Designed by the Catalan architect Pedro Malabet. Who made it to commemorate the centenary of Cartagena’s independence of 1911.
- On July 12, 1898 the council of Cartagena decided to build a park to commemorate the centenary of 1911, it was as well as the resident Syrian colony in Cartagena donated a bronze fountain to be installed when the centenary was completed, but it could never be installed because while the centenary was being built and the fountain the fountain disappeared mysteriously.