Monday, June 29, 2020
Havana.- The system of squares in the eastern Cuban province of Holguín is classified as a region with high cultural values and especially heritage and natural urban planning.
This way, the main city in the territory is also known as the City of Parks.
Various researchers consider that the beginning of the current system dates to 1720, when the La Parroquial Square (Julio Grave de Peralta Park) was built and later the Arms Square (Calixto García Park).
Likewise, in 1752, the New Square (San José or Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Park) was built, followed by the Camposanto (Martí Park), Mercado O'Donnell (La Marqueta) and Mantilla (Rubén Bravo Park) squares.
In general, the system is made up of more than 100 parks of different dimensions, with a dozen squares distributed over a stretch of two kilometers.
That area starts at La Loma de la Cruz and ends at the point of convergence of the Marañón and Jigüe rivers.