Barbana Park

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It is one of the largest urban parks in Ourense, linked to the river from which it takes its name. An elevated walkway connects the neighborhood of O Couto and Alameda Park.

It is one of the largest parks in the city, built on the left bank of the river Barbana. Its large surface is divided into several areas of recreation and walks at different levels, following the natural stream bed.

There are a children’s playground, a cafeteria and a a skating area crowned by a faun riding an owl, a joint work by Quessada and Acisclo Manzano. In it, the mythological being directs his gaze to Paseo street, where is its twin sculpture: another faun looking to Barbana. The park also features a fountain, Fervenza das Poetas (“Poets’ Waterfall”), with a monolith reminiscent of local poets Pura and Dora Vázquez.

On days 7th, 17th and 26th of each month much of the street fair is located here, extending from the Central Market.

The elevated walkway through the park must be highlighted: it connects the neighborhood of O Couto with Alameda Park and the downtown area, saving the unevenness of the river.