Plaza de la Poesía / Plaza of the Poetry
The Plaza de la Poesía was build to honor the Dominican poet and the founder of women’s higher education Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (October 21, 1850 – March 6, 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.
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.
The Puerta Atarazana on Calle Colon behind the Alcazar del Colon and Plaza España.