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The Jardines de Pereda is a park adjacent to the harbor and was first finished in 1905. It is named for the novelist from Cantabria called Jose Maria de Pereda (1833 -1906). There is a monument to him in the park created by the sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera. Sculptures around the monument represent scenes from his work. There is a small pond with a small bridge that crosses it, and this bridge has a beautiful modernist design of flowers. There are many flower beds in the park, as well as many different types of trees, which number more than 200. The park has recently been renovated and the new additions inaugurated on July 22, 2014. The area of the park has been increased from 20,000 square meters to 48,000 square meters and will contain the Centro Botin, which will have many cultural activities for the public. The Fundacion Botin has invested 15 million euros in this project.