Campo Grande (Valladolid)
The 'Campo Grande' is a large public park located in the heart of the city of Valladolid. Is triangular, has 115.000 m (11.5 ha) surface and is limited by the street Acera de Recoletos, the Paseo de los Filipinos and Paseo de Zorrilla. Its main entrance is in the Plaza de Zorrilla, where together with a modern bill gate lies a floral shield of the city. The park is closed around its perimeter by a simple fence that runs between pillars, with doors on all sides.
Its origin as a park or, more specifically, as a garden area, dates back to 1787, although from the fifteenth century must be regarded as an important urban space. A notable feature of the park is the abundant bird population. Spread over the surface lies a Faisanera, an aviary and a loft belonging to Castilla Pigeon Club, which make the peacocks, pheasants and pigeons are very numerous and have become the real inhabitants of the park. It has a variety of trees that are a true botanical garden.
At various points in its history called Field of Truth and then Field of Mars but finally consolidated as Campo Grande.
- Surface data of Asómate a Valladolid
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