Parque Casilda Iturrizar (Casilda Iturrizar Park), Bilbao
The park's main characteristic is the 18th-century English garden style of greenery. Many of the trees are over 100 years old. In the park is a pond harboring several species of water birds and peacocks, giving the park the nickname "Parque de los Patos" ("Duck's Park"). A cybernetic fountain is surrounded by a shaded pergola.
A significant percentage of parkland was lost in the 20th century in the construction of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. The Museum was built entirely within the park itself. The four-lane highway Park Road intruded on the north side of the park. In 2006, the Abandoibarra project rejuvenated the depressed city and greatly enhanced the parking area.
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Parque Casilda Iturrizar (Casilda Iturrizar Park) on Map
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