Welcome to the Champ de Mars (Haitian Creole: Channmas)
It is the biggest public park in the downtown area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It consists of a series of public squares divided by large boulevards.
For much of Port-au-Prince’s history Champ de Mars was used for military parades, until 1912 where it was remodelled into a racetrack with wrought-iron viewing stands facing the National Palace. Its current design is from 1999, when it was rebuilt to celebrate the city’s 250th anniversary.
Champs de Mars contains a number of statues of Haiti’s founding fathers, including Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Alexander Pétion and Henri Christophe.
The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien featuring Haitian history, art and culture is located at Champ de Mars.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for discovering this beautiful park!