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Parque Central

North Coast

Notable for the 50m clock tower designed by French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. Imported from France in 1895, the tower deteriorated until 1997 when the Leon Jimenez family, of Aurora cigar and Presidente beer fortune, financed its restoration.

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