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Angustias Square

In 1575, this square was known as Llanos de las Angustias. It consisted of some terrains adjacent to the old Chapel of the Calvary, which eventually would lead to the church. The original surface was much greater than today. With the expansion of the city by the Llanos del Ejido, and growth of the suburb of San Miguel, the square set bound to its current area of 2,800m2.

The first arrangement of the wooded area began in 1841, according to the project of the municipal architect Balbino Marrón. The distributionn of the original gardens was uneven.

The current configuration of the square is the result of the 1947 reform undertaken by another municipal architect, Fernando de la Cuadra. It was structured as a public quadrangular square, with a monument and fountain in the center.

Its last restoration was carried out in 2009. It is a rectangular space disposed at different heights symmetrically with respect to its longitudinal and transverse axes. The surface is paved and the space for vegetation is limited by several flower beds that are distributed at regular intervals over a central one which dominates the square. The flower beds are surrounded by low clipped hedge.

It has traditionally been an area of great recreational activity, including among them the feast of San Anton. Today it is one of the most visited parks in the historic center. The monument and fountain dedicated to the Plus Ultra Aviator, Juan Durán González –born in Jerez-stand out in the center of the square as the semicircular pergola do in its longitudinal ends.

Today the square has species of interest, some of whom are survivors of the old trees. Thus, in the flowerbed in front of the church of Our Lady of Sorrows, two cedars or a weeping bottlebrush exemplar, with striking red stamens flowers can be seen. At the other extreme, a large and highly branched dragon grows, as well as a high date palm, several canary Island palms and a highly branched giant white bird of paradise and classified as unique to our city. Good species of drago grow in the lateral flower beds, as well as cypresses, crape myrtle and chinese hibiscus exemplars, white pendula mulberry trees and chinese fan palms.

It was declared as Cultural Interest Garden, on 24th. February, 2004.