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Parque Sucre - City Park Riobamba - Ecuador

Parque Sucre was created in the Plaza de Santo Domingo to honor a hero of the Ecuadorian fight for independence, Antonio José de Sucre. The foundation stone for Parque Sucre was laid on Aug. 10, 1919, and the park was inaugurated on Nov. 11, 1924. In 1913, the inaugural year of Riobamba's municipal water system, the city celebrated with the installation of a large fountain in Plaza Santo Domingo. The fountain, which features the Roman god of the sea, Neptune, surrounded by cherubs, is a centerpiece of Parque Sucre. Visitors can locate the fountain just opposite Colegio Nacional Maldonado.


opposite Colegio Nacional Maldonado

Riobamba, Ecuador

City Park Types:
Natural park, garden

Getting There

Parque Sucre is to the southeast of the city's train station in the center of Riobamba.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

By Rachael Hanley
A sometime newspaper journalist with a heavy side of wanderlust, Rachael moved to Quito in November to work on the V!VA staff. She is currently...
08 Feb 2013

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