A WALK ALONG THE ROUTE OF SCULPTURES - Walking routes - Tenerife

A walk along the route of sculptures

A walking route in Santa Cruz - La Laguna
ALONG THE ROUTE OF SCULPTURES
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This route takes you on a walk under the shade of lush Indian laurels along the pleasant pedestrianised streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife's ramblas, which were the stage for the 1st International Street Sculpture Exhibition in 1973. The event contributed to the city's rich artistic heritage with the works of such great authors as Joan Miró and Henry Moore. Today, they form an outdoor museum that is constantly added to with newer and older pieces.

The route sets off from Plaza de la República Dominicana on Avenida Reyes Católicos in the upper part of the city, which is where the Móvil sculpture by Francisco Sobrino stands. The nearby cultural park of Viera & Clavijo houses another important piece: the bronze Femme Bouteille by Joan Miró. The journey continues along La Rambla, one of the city's most popular spots among the locals, which leads all the way to the harbour at the other end of the city. On the way there, you will pass an original work named Islas by Jaumé Plensa, which consists of a series of trees with names of artists hanging from them that are lit up at night.

You will also come across other significant works such as the Goslar Warrior by Henry Moore, Executors and Executed by Xavier Corberó, Nivel by the Asturian Joaquín Rubio, Lady Tenerife by Martín Chirino, and a painted iron sculpture by José Abad, as well as a tribute to the victims of the Spanish civil war by the Montessori school. Adjoining the rambla, the García Sanabria park also hosts an interesting collection of sculptures, including works by Amadeo Gabino, Gustavo Torner-Cuenca, José Guinovart, Claude Viseux, Oscar Domínguez and many more.

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