Parque Genoves (Genoves Park), Cadiz

Parque Genoves (Genoves Park), Cadiz (must see)

Genoves Park is the largest green space in the Old City section of Cadiz. It covers an area of 30,000 square meters. It was inaugurated in 1892. In 2012 it was surpassed in the area for the whole city by Celestino Mutis Park.

The park was developed from an area known as the "Walk of Parsley." It was a barely vegetated area between the barracks of Composanto and La Bomba. It was a military space bounded by a sea-facing wall. The park has a near-trapezoidal shape. The entrance to Rocio Jurado Square opens to an avenue with a double row of flowerbeds.

The flowerbeds accentuate the images of the oyster stone fountains amid cypress trees and date palms. There are more than 150 species of exotic trees, palms, and shrubs. Unique species stand out, including the Canary Islands dragon tree, the New Zealand pohutukawa, and the Monkey Puzzle Tree of South America.

The park has a pond, a waterfall, and a small cave. There is a sculptural group and fountain called "Children Under the Umbrella." Other sculptures are dedicated to botanist Jose Celestino Mutis, poet Jose Maria Peman, composer Manual de Falla, naturalist Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, and the Battle of Trafalgar.

There are sets of gated street furniture, lampposts, and a kiosk fashioned in the Victorian style. The park is also home to the new Jose Maria Peman Summer Theatre.

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Sight Name: Parque Genoves (Genoves Park)
Sight Location: Cadiz, Spain (See walking tours in Cadiz)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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