Right in the city centre, a classic combination of local and exotic greenery as well as cultural monuments.
Impressive flora, landmarks, and memorials.
Dating back some 150 years, the Jardines de Méndez Núñez remain an impressive outdoor oasis in the centre of the city, named after a prominent naval commander of the day. It's full of lush, impressive flora, including century-old trees and species like magnolias, hollies, beeches, araucaria evergreens, Japanese yews, and more. There's also a palm-lined esplanade; a lovely rose garden; a floral clock; a pond filled with golden and red carp; and several structures of interest such as the Alfonso exhibition hall; a music stage; the local HQ of Spain's TVE TV station in Galicia; and of course sundry statues to various personages of the 19th and 20th century such as poet Manuel Curros Enríquez and Eduardo Pondal, novelist/journalist Emilia Pardo Bazán, newspaper founder Juan Fernández Latorre, and historian Manuel Murguía. Events regularly held in the gardens include food, literary, and crafts festivals, as well as live performances.
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