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Alameda Park, Santiago de Compostela: 2 reviews and 1 photos

  Alameda Park
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This central park is a nice place to walk around, or eat a picnic etc.

It was created in 1835, but the main work was completed in 1885.

Ramon Otero Pedrayo - Galicias famous Geographer described it as ' the finest and perhaps most noble park and promenade in Spain'

Alameda Park contains paths leading to gardens, with plants from around the world.

Eva Peron donated an araucaria after visiting in 1947. The first eucalyptus seeds brought by Friar Rosendo Salvado from Australia were grown here.

Look for the bandstand dating from 1894, and two churches - The Virgin of the Pilar, which was built in 1703, and Santa Susana, which was consecrated in 1102 by Diego Gelmirez, who is recognised as the most powerful Archbishop in the history of Galicia.

There are also many statues and sculptures.

This is now one of Santiago de Compostelas most popular meeting places, it is where the locals go for a stroll, meet friends, and relax.

I'm afraid that I only got a chance for a quick peep into the park, but hope to see more of this lovely park at my next visit.

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  • Updated May 14, 2009
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