La ciu­dad de los par­ques

Santander Inolvidable - - Contenido -

La ca­pi­tal san­tan­de­rea­na, la de in­ten­so cie­lo azul, la de mi­ra­do­res que nos per­mi­ten dis­fru­tar­la y la de los gua­ya­ca­nes y bú­ca­ros, es el co­ra­zón del Área Me­tro­po­li­ta­na. Es la ‘Ciu­dad Cor­dial de Co­lom­bia’ o ‘la Ciu­dad de los Par­ques’, pró­xi­ma a cum­plir 392 años, ca­si cua­tro si­glos de trans­for­ma­ción que hoy la eri­gen como el gran epi­cen­tro co­mer­cial, tec­no­ló­gi­co, edu­ca­ti­vo, in­dus­trial y cul­tu­ral de San­tan­der. Pe­ro si hay al­go que des­cri­be la tra­di­ción de la ciu­dad son sus par­ques. Los bu­man­gue­ses se pre­cian de te­ner 122, en­tre gran­des y me­dia­nos, que cuen­tan la his­to­ria del de­ve­nir de es­ta re­gión y de sus gen­tes. El re­cién re­mo­de­la­do Par­que Cen­te­na­rio; el más em­ble­má­ti­co, San­tan­der; el Par­que del Agua, una de las obras más im­por­tan­tes de la ar­qui­tec­tu­ra na­cio­nal en el úl­ti­mo cuar­to de si­glo; el de la ‘gor­da’ de Fer­nan­do Bo­te­ro, San Pío y el de la apues­ta eco­ló­gi­ca, La Flo­ra, es­tán ahí pa­ra el dis­fru­te de todos.

THE CITY OF PARKS

The ca­pi­tal city of San­tan­der, with its in­ten­se blue sky, with the bal­co­nies that allow us to en­joy it and with the gua­ya­ca­nes and bu­ca­ros trees, is the heart of the me­tro­po­li­tan area. It’s the “Cor­dial City of Co­lom­bia”, or al­so known as the “City of Parks”, and it’s about to be­co­me 392 years old. Al­most four cen­tu­ries of trans­for­ma­tion that no­wa­days lets it be known as the com­mer­cial, tech­no­lo­gi­cal, edu­ca­tio­nal, in­dus­trial, and cul­tu­ral epi­cen­ter of San­tan­der. But if the­re is so­met­hing that des­cri­bes the tra­di­tion of the city, it is its parks. The “Bu­man­gue­ses” are proud to ha­ve one hun­dred and twenty two parks, among big and small, that tell the story of the ori­gin of this re­gion and its peo­ple. The re­cently re­mo­de­led Cen­ten­nial Park; the most sym­bo­lic, San­tan­der Park; the Wa­ter Park, which is one of the most im­por­tant exam­ples of na­tio­nal ar­chi­tec­tu­re in the last quar­ter of the cen­tury; Saint Pius Park, which has the famous “Fat Wo­man” scul­ptu­re by Fer­nan­do Bo­te­ro; and fi­nally the one that pro­mo­tes the eco­logy, La Flo­ra Park; they are all the­re for ever­yo­ne to en­joy.

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