Did You Know – Coral Gables’ Sister Cities

Did You Know – Coral Gables’ Sister Cities


have you seen my old shoe sculpture and
got the Cartagena circle her stop to admire the giant Marvel crown and Grenada Park
they are symbols of Coral Gables relationships with other friendly and
comparable cities for many years Coral Gables has participated in Sister Cities
International a program whose mission is to develop prosperity and peace among
cities from across the world through a beneficial exchange of arts and culture
economic development and education Cartagena Colombia a city internationally
renowned for its art was Coral Gables first sister city and as a tribute to
this friendship gave a replica of their famous shoes culture in 1979 the
original sculpture is from Cartagena and is based off a poem about one’s love
for the city comparing it to a pair of worn-out shoes Coral Gables currently
has active Sister Cities programs with Aix-en-Provence France Cartagena Colombia la Antigua Guatemala. Santa tecla el salvador san Isidro Argentina and Sevilla Spain it also has
a friendship city understanding with Andorra la Vella Andorra and has a
Emeritus sister city status with Grenada Spain Pisa Italy and Quito Ecuador
throughout the years and thanks to this international exchange Coral Gables has
promoted art and all forms cultural exhibitions student educational programs
and donated unused equipment to its sister cities all with the mission to
forge lasting diplomatic relationships with other municipalities from around
the world another famed gift is the marvel
pomegranate crown in another part given to the city from the mayor Granada who
was inspired by the city officials visits other recent Coral Gables
donations are a children’s playground given to Santa Tecla El Salvador and
a retired firetruck given to the La Antigua Guatemala Coral Gables excels not only
at home but also on international soil thanks to these long lasting sister city
partnerships that position our city beautiful as an example of a globally
connected and friendly City

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