The Parque del IV Centenario San Martin is located in the place known as the “Ground of Guadalupe,” which served as a firing range of the now demolished San Jose Fort. Its construction took place in 1940 when Eduardo J. Lavalle Urbina was mayor, with the purpose of celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city of Campeche. The work included the installation of a central roundabout with a ornamental monument framed by lawns, and so on. So it was on October 4, 1940, during the celebration of the founding of San Francisco de Campeche, when the State Governor Dr. Hector Perez Martinez, formally inaugurated the park with the name “IV Centenario.” However, this work was initiated without being completely finished, as the budget priced at $10,000.00 pesos was insufficient, and could not even put the 400 years commemorative memorial in place. The construction of the IV Centennial Park was completed the following year with the placement of the monument, paving of the adjacent streets, and the expansion of street lighting. Adjacent to the park you can see the San Martin Portals, a very typical place where every night the exquisite restaurants open their doors to serve traditional appetizers and regional dishes.