I am talking about Plaza Independencia.
Yes, it underwent a major, as in major major, renovation and beautification the past few years.
I pass by it almost everyday, as it sits exquisitely in front of our office building.
I love that it is cleaner, brighter (at night) and it boasts of a well-maintained landscape.
Facts about the Plaza:
- in the early 1600s, it was called Plaza de Armas, then became Plaza Mayor
- during the Spanish era, it was named as Plaza Maria Cristina, in honor of the queen
- when the Americans came, it was changed to Plaza Libertad until we now call it as Plaza Independencia
- some artifacts were unearthed at the Plaza when the tunnel project was undergoing
Sources: everythingcebu.com, cebuheritage.com
There is more to the plaza than the pictures I have shown.
I was only able to take pics from one area.
I would have wanted to walk around but I was still in a half-awake state
in heels, mind you! We were doing a pictorial for Toastmasters.
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