Plaza de la Poesía, the perfect place to relax.

Plaza de la Poesía

Plaza de la Poesía / Plaza of the Poetry

The Plaza de la Poesía was build to honor the Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (1850 – 1897). This small cozy plaza was inaugurated during the III Festival de Poesía de Santo Domingo on October 2011 to mark the importance of poetry and reading in the country.

The statue of Salomé Ureña de Henríquez in the Plaza de la Poesía.
The statue of Salomé Ureña de Henríquez in the Plaza de la Poesía.

This small intimate plaza is the perfect place to get away from it all. A quiet place to sit, think or read. In years gone by this area was full of chaos and commotion. The gate next to the park is the Puerta Atarazana which was the entrance to the shipyards and warehouse of the Atarazanas.

Plaza de la Poesía, the perfect place to relax.
Plaza de la Poesía, the perfect place to relax.
Plaza de la Poesía with the Alcazar Colón in the background.
Plaza de la Poesía with the Alcazar Colón in the background.

Location:

The Puerta Atarazana on Calle Colon behind the Alcazar del Colon and Plaza España.

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