Fuente del Triunfo Gardens

There is a park adjacent to the Avenida de la Constitucion called the Fuente del Triunfo. The park goes up the hill and near the end of the park is a huge column with the statue of the Virgin on top. Behind this is a wall of impressive fountains, and these are run only in the afternoons. The fountains are lit up at night. During Visigothic times, the area had a church. During the Moorish times, the garden was a large cemetery that was started in the 13th century. It was enclosed in the walls of Granada. Buildings were constructed around it in the 16th century. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, the area of the park was used for many fiestas. During the French occupation of the War of Independence, many patriots faced the firing squad here. Mariana Pineda was a patriot who fought for liberty, but at the end she was also executed in the park. In 1856 the Mayor Manuel Gadeo y Subiza transformed the place into a park with gardens and fountains. In 1950 the park was restored to its present configuration and the statue of the Immaculate Conception was transferred from the Puerta de Elvira to the park.