Campo Grande (Valladolid)

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Coordinates: 41°38′45″N 4°43′51″W / 41.64583°N 4.73083°W / 41.64583; -4.73083

Map of Campo Grande with its most important parts:
1: Prince's Gate
2: Kids Games
3: Prince Paseo
4: Pergola with Fountain Swan.
5: Statue of Rosa chacel
6: Bust of Leopoldo Cano
7: Palomar
8: Floral shield of Valladolid and flag of Spain
9: Aviary
10: Statue of Miguel Iscar and Glorieta Book
11: Fountain of Fame
12: Faisanera and Fountain of the Frogs
13: Pond
14: Waterfall

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surface data of Asómate a Valladolid
  2. ^ Duran Montero, María Antonia, La Alameda de los Descalzos Lima and its relationship with Hercules in Seville and Valladolid, Prado, Sevilla (Seville: Printing EEHA) [sn], 1984. Albardonedo Freire, Antonio, The urbanism of Sevilla during the reign of Philip II. Sevilla: Guadalquivir, 2002, p. 191-208