Next to the Bastion of Calendaria is another lovely setting. Parque Alameda de Apodaca was initiated in 1617. In 1856, the park was named after the Viceroy of New Spain and Captain General of the Spanish Navy during the early 19th century. Along the waterfront promenade is a baluster on top of an old curtain wall. Stand here to savor the picturesque views of the ocean. The squares are defined by black and white ceramic tiles. There are plenty of benches to relax while enjoying the shaded breeze and admiring the enormous ficus trees.