Tourist Attraction in Rosario: Parque de la Independencia
The Parque de la Independencia is a public park in Rosario. It is the largest park in the city, about 126 hectares of land, and the first to be inaugurated in Rosario, January 1, 1902. The Parque de la Independencia stands as a union of four different public spaces in the area: August 24, 1900 the provincial authority authorized the municipality, through the Ley Provincial to expropriate the land, in order to build a new park. In 1901 the work included the creation of an artificial lake and hill, as well as the planting of 6,000 trees, in conjunction with the first Festival del Árbol (Tree Festival), held that same year. On 1 January 1902, the actual inauguration took place. The Park includes a racecourse, a city museum, the Rosedal, which houses a variety of roses, the Jardín Francés (opened in 1942), as well as two stadiums, the Estadio Municipal Jorge Newbery and the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa. Inside the park there are several busts depicting historical figures, including Beethoven, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Ovid Lagos, Benito Pérez Galdós and José Hernández.