Parque Ribalta

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Visitors may find that the best gardens in the city are the market gardens flanking the town on its fertile alluvial plain. Nevertheless, a visit to the Parque de Ribalta inside the town is a must. It is a fine example of a city park, built at the beginning of the 20th century following the Romantic trend of the day, and containing a wide variety of botanical species and a few sculptures dotted around the landscape. There is a small temple, an area called the Pérgola where a variety of events are held, a reservoir, some Baroque-style park benches in ceramics and statues of famous musicians such as Tárrega, Albéniz, Falla, etc. Close to the Ribalta park is the Provincial Hospital, a construction by the architect Montesinos very much in line with the Humanist style of the epoch. It was begun in the year 1882 and was finished in 1890. It has 2 fountains, washrooms, 1 kiosk bar, 1 children’s play area and a sandy area for playing pétanque.

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