Parque Mirador is a historical gem of Sosua, Dominican republic, recognizing the first Jewish settlement in 1941
Parque Mirador is a Sosua’s historical park dedicated to the Jewish colony that arrived in the country in the year 1941. The park was officially opened and inaugurated in 2011. The construction cost was RD$12 million pesos, resources were provided by the Ministry of Tourism, local entrepreneurs, friends and the council of the municipality, including the engineer Angelo Aquino, and architect Norberto Mota.
The park was erected in Calle Sin Salida, El Batey, overlooking a beautiful Sosua Beach, next door to the “Waterfront” Restaurant.
The structural element (David’s Star) in the middle of the park is a symbol of those decades when Jews came to Sosua village to instantly embrace warm home and build their future in this country. The project director, architect Norberto Mota said that the construction of this park took into account features of Loma Isabel de Torres, the Atlantic Ocean and the beach which a few years ago suddenly got formed in the vicinity.
The project emphasizes the link of land and sea with the arch that marks the entrance veranda of over 60 years of Jewish settlement in this township, the land which opened its doors to hardworking Jewish men and women. Below the arch there was constructed a 2 way staircase to enable people to access the beach, which is also equipped with showers for bathers.The work was built on an area of two thousand square meters and renovated with granite space randomly combined with grass and cobblestone pathway.
Today from Parque Mirador you can enjoy the sunset, beach, beautiful look out at Mount Isabela. In addition visitors of the park are invited to try a meal at the recently opened restaurant conveniently located in the western corner of the park – “Steven Restaurant & Grill”. From time to time the park hosts special events organized by local municipality and entrepreneurs.
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