It is a group with three different areas, the Alameda separated of the other two areas—the garden of Eduardo Vicenti, and the paseo de las Palmeras—by the pedestrian street of Montero Ríos and the Valle-Inclán Institute, the Pontevedra Deputation and the local office of education.
The whole group constitutes the tipical urban space of the early 20th century, when the walls of the city where demolished, and an expansion outside those limits was produced. The Alameda and the avenida were built in the place of the old garden of the Convento de Santo Domingo. This old garden spread to the first buildings of the old Moureiras and the Cuartel of San Fernando, which is nowadays the faculty of fine art.
In the spacious avenue of Montero Ríos you can find some interesting buildings, like the Palace of the Deputation , the Valle-Inclán Institute and the local office of education. And close to the Plaza de España, you can find the regional office of Pontevedra, the city council house and the gardens of Doctor Marescot.
The Alameda is named after arquitect Sesmeros. In the part situated opposite the city council you can see the monument of the Héroes de Puente Sampaio, built in 1911 to remember the victory of the city over the Napoleonic troops in 1808. The remaining part preserves the soil ground with spacious avenues, demarcated by lines of alder trees, plane trees, and oaks.
Between the institute and the deputation you will find the gardens of Colón, with a beautiful rose garden, and the emblematic camellias.
A wonderful avenue of palm trees and magnolias will lead you to the gardens Vicenti, a wonderful place where great trees like Lebanon cedars , hollies, yews, and small gardens form beautiful spots to rest, to read or to enjoy the landscape. The gardens are completed by a playground, aviaries, and bird ponds.