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Simon Bolivar Park

Sunday, 23 January 2011 20:44 Published in Santa Marta Historical Downtown

 

Simon Bolivar Park History

 

 

Located in front of the Customs House this park is also called Plaza de Armas (Arm´s Plaza) and Plaza de la Constitution (Constitution´s Plaza), bears this name since 1830 when the Liberator Simon Bolivar was veiled in the Customs House. It was officially opened in 1845 and in 1846 welcomed the marble fountain which was brought from Genoa (Italy).

Simon Bolivar Park Today

 

Today Bolivar Park hosts the gatherings of retirees from the City Hall, Government and teachers among others, who are in charge of spending the day telling old stories and talking about politics.

St. John of God Senate

Sunday, 23 January 2011 20:44 Published in Santa Marta Historical Downtown

 

History of St. Juan de Dios Faculty

 

 

The building, with its art deco structure, hosted the old San Juan de Dios Hospital, declared a national monument on April 16, 1999 and was built in 1760 by the group of the same name. In the twentieth century, this public charity operated under the administration of the Julio Mendez Barreneche Central Hospital.

San Juan de Dios Faculty Today

 

The San Juan de Dios Faculty currently works as the office of the Ethnographic Museum of the Magdalena University.