Archive for January 26th, 2012

Parks in Guatemala City?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Oh yes, even though parks in Guatemala City are not seen as safe places to rest (nor so big, particularly in Zone 1) I always observe people killing time at Parque Concordia: some like to sit and see others pass by, women get together in a bench during their lunch time while others buy an ice cream or wait for the bus. The truth is this park is one of the treasures of the so called “Centro Histórico”, the oldest park in the City. The constructor designer Julio Rossignon named the park “Concordia” but after 1966 the name was changed to Enrique Gómez Carrillo (the name of a Guatemalan poet) however the popular name stays as Parque Concordia and it has been rebuilt several times: First after the earthquake in 1917, then in the mid 20th century and last a remodeling project took place from 2000 to 2004. It used to be a place where a lot cultural activities took place, but nowadays it is rare; mostly because surrounding areas are not as beautiful as this one.

Do you know other parks in Guatemala City?