Plaza de la Patria – (The Three Heads Plaza)
This is a special month for Mexican Nationals; September is the month when we celebrate the Independence of our country that is why we want to talk about a place that almost everyone in Ensenada visits but not everyone knows its name, we are referring to “Plaza de la Patria” or better known as “Las Tres Cabezas” (The Three Heads).
This plaza was inaugurated on 1974 under the supervision of the architect Alfonso Ávila Escoto. It was built to honor three Mexican heroes: Miguel Hidalgo, Venustiano Carranza and Benito Juárez, icons of Mexico’s historical stages: Independence, Revolution and Reform. Plaza de la Patria is a reminder of history in which you can also find a monument to the “Niños Heroes” and another that recalls the heroic defense of the port of Veracruz in 1614.
Renovated in 2008 nowadays is a plaza where gardens, walkways, fountains and lighting make it a beautiful site. It is also a perfect place to take a rest after a long walk or to start exploring the Boulevard Costero (Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas). Just behind of the plaza you will find the garden “Ventana al Mar” with its monumental Mexican flag, playground and a great panoramic view of the bay.
Today Plaza de la Patria has become the site for many civic and cultural events as well as a meeting place for friends and families.`