Adjoining the larger central plaza, to the west, is the smaller Parque Centenario, with the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library) and Archivo General de Centroamérica (National Archive) bordering it. It occupies the former site of the Palacio Centenario, built to commemorate 100 years of independence from Spain.
It briefly housed the National Congress, whose building was burnt to the ground in 1927. Its most interesting feature is a small acoustic shell amphitheater.
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