Parque del Centenario

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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,548 contributions
Solo
A very nice leafy park just beyond the city walls on the way to Getsemani. It is opposite the Puerta de Reloj and the clock tower by the statue to Cervantes.
There are plenty of benches and a nice water feature.
It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.
Written July 24, 2022
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,680 contributions
Couples
Across the the street from the Clock Tower is a park, and we walked through the Puerta Libertad into the the Parque del Centenario. The park was built in the place where it is believed that was once an ancient Indian village. The park was inspired by the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, designed with lots of trees, a pond and a stage for musical performances.

There was a large pool and fountain with little children playing with the water. There were large trees and when we looked up, there was a sloth! Yes, a sloth, as clear as day. He was slowly, slowly, slowly climbing around the tree, as sloths are apt to do. And on the other tree were monkeys, one with a baby on its back. Little did I expect to see either a monkey or a sloth. It was fantastic. We stood there quite a while watching each of them.
Written January 5, 2019
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Jl201504
Ham Lake, MN85 contributions
I went to the park three times during my visit. The first time I saw a sloth, only because a tour group was looking up. I also saw one iguana. The second time, I was lucky enough to have a young man tell me there was a mama sloth with her baby and he also pointed out the daddy sloth in a different tree. Then he told me about the three monkeys who live in the park. He pointed out all of the iguanas. You really need to take time to watch for the wildlife, or you’ll miss it. The third time in the park, the young man brought me to the monkeys again.
Written January 30, 2020
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Helaine H
Ontario113 contributions
Friends
Ok, I read that there were possibly sloths and monkeys here, so we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed!! A gentleman saw us looking around and offered to show us a sloth. I had read about people offering to show you doofus the local animals for a small tip. Sure enough he found us a sloth in the tree! He took us over to show us a mom and her babies! He even offered us pieces of coconut and fruit to give to the animals. All in all we tipped him about $10 but it was soooo worth the money...as you would never find them on your own-as they are well camouflaged. We were lucky enough to have a mother and baby sloth come down to the ground (they only come down once a week to poop). Amazing!!!!
Written January 21, 2019
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Liz
Virginia35 contributions
Friends
We went here looking for the sloths. We found one and spent a while watching it and taking photos. I also saw 3 monkeys, some iguanas, black vultures and red squirrels. If you like animals, spend some time in this park!
Written December 18, 2016
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Lost_Veggie
Quindio Department, Colombia36 contributions
Friends
There are a few sloths living in this park. If you ask some of the locals (either the guys selling tinto or the workers in the librerías) they can usually point them out. The sloths ("oso perezosos" in Spanish) usually sleep high in the trees under the leaves during the day but come down close to sunset to change trees. They are so adorable! Definitely worth the walk through the park to spot these magical creatures!
Written November 29, 2016
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Jeni H
Cincinnati, OH112 contributions
Family
It was blazing hot when we walked here from the Walled City. I don't think it was unsafe, but it was maybe a little sketchy (I realize that sounds very judgmental). I was not dying to spend much time in here with my kids. We saw iguanas and that was it. We didn't really feel compelled to search for any other animals.
Written April 4, 2019
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apetska
45 contributions
Couples
The park itself is so-so but you can see sloths, monkeys, iguanas and birds. They can be hard to spot on your own but there are locals that hang out (as far as I could tell) to show you where the animals are that day (for a tip). It is well worth a visit in order to see the wild-life. Close to the clock-tour. The area felt safe.
Written February 28, 2019
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cb903
Glasgow, UK46 contributions
Friends
The Parque itself is fine but if you want to see some Colombian animals you should visit. We saw sloths, tamarind, iguanas, squirrels and lots of birds. There’s a man in the park who knows the animals very well and will show you where they are. He doesn’t speak much English but he is nice and trustworthy. Worth tipping if he’s helped you find what you’re looking for (~5000cop).
Written November 20, 2018
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Caren I
Pittsburgh, PA18 contributions
Friends
This park was cute, nice and shady. The regular amount of vendors. The best part was the monkeys! we didn't see the sloth but we did see the little monkeys! They got close to us and were adorable. They were pretty small but still it was awesome to see them just hanging out in the park with the squirrels. Also saw some parrots. It was a an awesome little slice of nature in the city. Also saw a large iguana.
Written April 30, 2018
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