Thursday, March 10, 2011
El Salvador - Plaza Libertad
PLAZA LIBERTAD OR FREEDOM SQUARE, SAN SALVADOR
DOWNTOWN SAN SALVADOR
Sent by Fernando from El Salvador.
"Within San Salvador's Historic Center are found monuments and plazas that are important to the country's history. The oldest plaza, originally named the Plaza de las Armas and today known as Plaza Libertad, was bounded by the first structures built by the Spaniards in sixteenth century San Salvador. These buildings were all later destroyed by earthquakes or fires. In the center of the Plaza is a monument commemorating El Salvador's "cry for freedom" in 1811, which ultimately led to Central America's declaration of independence from Spain ten years later, on September 15, 1821."(Source)