Parque Central, Havana

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The Central Park of Havana
Parque Central de La Habana visto desde los jardines del Capitolio.jpg

The Central Park of Havana (Parque Central in spanish) is one of the most known and central sites of the city of Havana, Cuba. It is located between Prado, Neptuno, Zulueta and San José streets, and San Rafael Boulevard ends in front of it. Among the buildings surrounding the park are Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (The Great Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso), el Hotel Inglaterra (England Hotel), el Hotel Telégrafo, el Hotel Parque Central (Central Park Hotel), la Manzana de Gómez (Block of Gómez), el Hotel Plaza y el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana) building of Universal Art.[1]

The gardens around the statue have a series of paths that intersect and fork. There are 28 royal palms that signify Martí's birth date, as well as 8 coffin-shaped stonework, representing medical students shot by the Spanish Government of the Island during the Ten Years' War on November 27, 1871.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Things to Do in Havana".

Coordinates: 23°08′15″N 82°21′31″W / 23.1375°N 82.3587°W / 23.1375; -82.3587