Tortosa. The Prince's garden (Jardins del Princep)
Museum of sculptures under the open sky was opened on 23 September 1991 heir to the Spanish throne, the Prince of Asturias and Viana, and therefore received the name "Garden Prince" (Jardins del Princep map).
the author of all the monuments - the sculptor Santiago days of Santiago (Santiago de Santiago).
it is said the sculptor, his plan was to tell the story of humanity, to portray the most remarkable moments and actions, the most important events in the history of the world.
Reminded of the Vigeland Park in Oslo - similar themes: life stages, human relations, and similar style of statues.
the Garden is quite ancient, previously belonged to the monastery of Santa Clara, in the late nineteenth century there opened a healing mineral spring, and for some time this functioned as a Spa resort, quite popular in Europe. In 1942 the land was bought by the monastery in the parish. In 1970 the land was transferred into municipal ownership and was neglected. In 1989. local philanthropist Selma Jose Prieto (Prieto Jose Selma) suggested creating a Museum of sculptures of his friend, the painter de Santiago pilgrimage footpath.
the Main building of the Park, a sculptural composition "the Struggle of mankind" portrays the passions of humanity, its liberation and final victory. Monument to a height of 7.5 meters and consists of four dozen twisted figures.
Monumet similar in form and in on "Monolith" by Gustav Vigeland in the Frogner Park Oslo.
Around the Central monolith has four sculptural groups dedicated to different stages of human life: "the Beginning of life"
"Man in society",
and "end of life".
Along the alleys of the garden of many exotic plants.