The Parque de las Luces is a public park in what was once a rather dangerous part of Medellín. Today, 300 illuminated pillars stand in the space, providing shade by day and light by night.
The area now occupied by Parque de las Luces, also known as Plaza Cisneros, was once the main marketplace in Medellín. It was here that farmers and traders gathered to sell their wares, and where the train came in from the countryside, laden with goods to unload at the train station just across from the market.
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