Monumento al Emigrante Canario — Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
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N 28° 22.332 W 016° 46.186
28R E 326578 N 3139706
Quick Description: Bronze figure by Fernando García Ramos, dedicated to the many emigrants who left the Canary Islands
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 2/24/2013 3:29:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMGF3Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The monument is dedicated to the many emigrants who left the Canary Islands in earlier times to the wide world due to the poor economic situation or political reasons.
The sculptor and poet Fernando Garciarramos designed a human figure in bronze, two meters high, placed on a stone base. It shows a man with his many suitcases, the striving toward the sea. In his breast gapes a large, round hole: The emigrant leaves his home, but he leaves back his heart.
The monument of the Emigrante Canario is a gift of the the association "Chicharros Mensajeros" to the municipality of Garachico and was unveiled on August 3, 1990.

The inscription reads:
Monumento al Emigrante Canario
Obra del escultor, Fernando
Garciarramos.
Iniciativa de la asociación
"los Chicharros Mensajeros".
Siendo Presidente, D. Roberto Torres
del Castillo.
Donado a la Villa y Puerto de
Garachico.
Siendo Alcalde, D. Juan Manuel
de León Martín.
Garachico 3 de Agosto de 1990


source: turismo.garachico.es

Who placed it?: Chicharros Mensajeros

When was it placed?: 1990

Who is honored?: the emigrants of the Canary Islands

Website about the Monument: [Web Link]

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