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Garden of Floridablanca

Calle Alameda de Colón
30002 -Murcia-

Spanish name: Jardín de Floridablanca

Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia 18th century. It was the first public garden opened in Spain. It occupies an area of 11,330m2 and it owes its name to the politician, jurist and economist José Moñino Redondo, Count of Floridablanca.

The old Poplar Grove del Carmen was closed in 1786 and a garden with very romantic characteristics was created. It was redone in 1848 and in the interior a statueis erected of the Count of Floridablanca which gave its name to the new garden.

In the year 1851, with the full boom of the universal espositions and the most important cities, Murcia prepared its own exposition following the example set in Barcelona. This is how el garden and  its surrounding areas came to be the "Agricultural, Industrial and Mining Expositions" in April, 1900.

Door of the Old Slaughterhouse

18th century. At the north gate to the garden of Floridablanca. since 1948 there is the Door of the Old Slaugherhouse, which was built in 1748 in the plaza de la Paja by the architect Jaime Bort.

Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia. Ficus tree
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia. Ficus tree
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia. Floridablanca count
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia. Jose Selgas, writer
Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia. Jara Carrillo, poet
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