Triunfo Gardens in Granada - Beautiful Gardens with Colourful FountainsUntil the seventeenth century, the Triunfo (Triumph) Gardens in Granada were one of the most important districts of Granada where many of the important festivals in Granada were celebrated.
The Triunfo Gardens was originally a large Arab cemetery, founded in the thirteenth century. A strong wall enclosed the cemetery and there was a tower at the entrance of each of the access roads.
On the one side the gardens, the compound was joined to the fortifications of the Albaicin, and the other side was linked with the outskirts of Granada.
Through the centuries the population grew and many buildings were built in the early sixteenth century, with whole right side of the Triunfo Gardens being urbanized.
During French rule, many Spanish patriots were in hanged and shot in the Triunfo Gardens, and it remained a place of public execution until 1840.
In 1856, Mayor D. Manuel Gadea and Subiza transformed the squalid place into a small park, with gardens and fountains. The opening of the Gran Vía de Colón, and its subsequent expansion changed the face of the Triunfo Gardens.
The architect Antonio Flores demolished the gardens, leaving only the isolated column of the monument to the Virgin until it was moved in 1960. The new Triunfo Gardens were created on the site formerly occupied by the old Plaza de Toros.
How to get to the Triunfo GardensYou can reach the Triunfo Gardens by bus routes SN1, SN4 and LAC, for more information please visit Granada Buses.
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