Kotinoussa Park

It owes its name to the Phoenician name, which one of the so-called Archipelago islands (Phoenician Gadeiras) was also named.


The Phoenician Gadeiras consisted of three islands: Erytheia and Kotinoussa, separated by the Canal Bahía-Caleta and Antípolis.

Layout of the park

The park opened in 2003, with an area of 9985 m². It owes its name to the Phoenician name, which one of the three islands that make up the so-called Archipelago of the Phoenician Gadeiras: Erytheia, Kotinoussa and Antípolis (Isla de León). Above the Canal Bahía-Caleta that crossed the current old town of Cadiz, Erytheia was the island that was located to the north. From the current San Sebastian Castle to the Island of Sancti Petri was the Kotinoussa Island.

This park rises on land of the old Military Barracks of Varela, and in what in its time were the Phoenician, Punic and Roman necropolises. Taking this historical background into account, this green area contains an added attraction consisting of the cultural and didactic exhibition of different archaeological pieces that arose after the excavations for the construction works of the San José car park and the dwellings of San Arcángel Miguel street. It has an objective of remembering and divulging the historical importance of the Cadiz necropolis. In this way, it is configured as an archaeological park where there is a historical journey through the funerary art of the first civilisations that inhabited Cadiz.

In addition, the design of the park presents meandering routes that invite people to both walk and rest.

Layout of the park

The most important botanical species that make up the Park are:

 

Araucaria araucana

Brachychiton populneus

Celtis australis

Ceratonia siliqua

Cercis siliquastrum

Citrus aurantium

Chamaerops humilis

Cupressus sempervirens

Dracaena draco

 

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Ficus nítida

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Juniperus spp

Lagunaria patersonii

Laurus nobilis

Magnolia grandiflora

Melia azedarach

Musa japónica

 

Olea europea

Phoenix canariensis

Phoenix dactylifera

Pinus halepensis

Pinus pinea

Pistacia terebinthus

Platanus x hybrida

Populus x canadensis

Prunus cerasifera pisardii

 

Quercus suber

Robinia pseudoacacia

Salix babylonica

Salix fragilis

Scirpus holoschoenus

Sophora japonica

Trachycarpus fortunei

Ulmus pumila

Washingtonia robusta

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