Boulevard Buildings

Impressive by its beauty, architecture and exquisite artistic taste, the boulevard in the Cuban town of Ciego de Avila, has become in place of preference of local and foreign visitors; It is part of a project of urban resuscitation of cultural spaces and services. Ciego de avila is a modern city, although the historic highlights many features of colonial architecture typical of this type of regions. The name, which designated the herd first and then doing it, refers to late 16th century, more exactly to 1577, date of the mentioned herd path. The modern walk, opened in December 2008, is nestled along the shopping street ‘Independence’ and designed Centre with modern style, metal elements, combined with the historic environment and taking into account the existing heritage values, characterized by an eclectic architecture. It is scenery of important cultural events of the region as the international book fair. The site also includes among others facilities, discos, restaurants, cafes of light foods, videos-juegos, craft workshop and exhibition and sale exhibition rooms.

Stands out the contrast of color red, blue, green and purple, among others, to contribute to highlight the architecture of valuable buildings of the area, to which are added gardens, galleries and banks. The new work gives it greater lucidity to the capital Avilena, 444,64 square kilometers of area, the largest and most important population nucleus of the province, with 137 646 inhabitants. A few meters stands the Park Jose Marti, completed in 1995, and that occupies the same site where, in the year 1800, was the Plaza Alfonso III. Next to the Park are several buildings dating from the first half of the 20th century, and along the main street are lifted other old buildings, especially the Catholic Church (1952), very modern and eclectic architecture. At its entrance is stands the statue of San Eugenio de la Palma, patron saint of the town (venerated from) more than 300 years ago and is part of its religious and historical memory).

We must also mention that numerous buildings of heritage value, which include Museum of history, the Trattoria La Estrella, the Cabildo, Hotel Sevilla, City Hall and the Teatro Principal, this last is considered one of the most important coliseums of Cuba can be seen very close to the boulevard. Many of these buildings, built in previous centuries, are subject to conservation and restoration actions. The boulevard, where he intervened in their projection architects Evens Lopez, general Planner, and a team formed by Rodolfo Blasco, Hernando Enrique Hernandez, Adonis Martinez, Carlos Rojas and Rogers Sobrado, stands out for its splendor and functionality, among other features. He recently earned first place at the Provincial Hall of architecture. In addition, comply with the parameters of a pedestrian walkway with trees, which are combined with the colors of the tropics. The boulevard of Ciego de avila, considered a jewel of the Modern local architecture, will represent the province, along with other 11 proposals, at the national Salon of architecture, which will be held next June in the city of Cienfuegos. The avilenos will compete in architectural design, urban and landscape design, design of dwellings, intervention of the built heritage and theory and criticism of architecture and urbanism, looking for a place to participate in the famous biennial of Quito, Ecuador, among other events.

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