Park of the Greater Colombia


Park of the Greater Colombia

The El Parque de la Gran Colombia (Spanish for Greater Colombia Park or Park of the Greater Colombia) is an historical and tourist complex located in the locality of Villa del Rosario (Cúcuta. It is in the 6th km of International Highway to Venezuela. The Park houses the House of Santander, where the hero of the independence Francisco de Paula Santander lived his first 13 years; The Historic church, where the Congress of Cúcuta was established and where the Constitution of Cúcuta was written, also known as the Constitution of 1821, Constitution of Villa del Rosario, or Constitution of the Greater Colombia. The House of the Bagatela, which served as base for the Executive Power in 1821. The Historical tamarind, a tree where the editors of the constitution of the New Granada (then Colombia and Panama) and patriots from Venezuela rested under its shade after the exhaustive meetings.

References

* [http://www.mincultura.gov.co/vbecontent/NewsDetail.asp?ID=581&IDCompany=3 Ministry of Culure - House of Santander]
* [http://plataforma2.unipamplona.edu.co:8094/nortedesantander/home_41/htm/cont.jsp?rec=not_4840.jsp Gobernación de Norte de Santander - House of Santandander]
* [http://plataforma2.unipamplona.edu.co:8094/nortedesantander/home_41/htm/cont.jsp?rec=not_4825.jsp HOuse of the Bagatela]


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