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Path in Parque España
Monument to Lázaro Cárdenas (outstretched hand welcoming Spanish immigrants)
Playground designed by architect Javier Sánchez

Parque España is a park in the Colonia Hipódromo (neighborhood) of the Condesa district, in the Cuauhtémoc borough, in west-central Mexico City.

It is located between Nuevo León, Sonora and Parque España streets. It was inaugurated on September 21st, 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence. It contains statues such as the monument to Lázaro Cárdenas.[1] The park was designed by the pioneer of modern urban Mexico, architect José Luis Cuevas (not to be confused with the well-known artist by the same name). It has a small lake with a rustic cement bridge that resembles a wooden bridge.[2]

In 2008, the park was renovated and remodeled at a cost of over 12 million pesos. One of new additions was playground areas designed by architect Javier Sánchez.[3] In 2009, it was declared as the “Territory of Music and Poetry” (Territorio de Música y Poesía).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lina (January 13, 2010). "De paseo por el Parque España… Su historia y el lugar…". MX-DF.net (in Spanish). Mexico. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  2. ^ Secretariat of Tourism of the Mexican Federal District
  3. ^ "Inaugura Ebrard remodelación en Parque España". El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. Notimex. January 6, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2010.

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Coordinates: 19°24′54″N 99°10′17″W / 19.41500°N 99.17139°W / 19.41500; -99.17139