Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ibero-Americano statues

Next to Central Station is a row of statues dedicated to Ibero-American heroes- opened in 1989. The first is General San Martin.


  1. I know these statues. WHY are they there? What do they represent? They seem just to be plonked ... any idea?

  2. Julie, on the Devonshire street side of Central Station. They celebrate the influence of the Spanish-Portugese (Iberian penisular) speaking peoples especially those from South America. Their heroes such as Generalissimo San Martin, national hero of Argentina, an 18th-century general and the main leader of the southern part of South America's struggle for independence from Spain.

  3. I've driven past there many time but have never gone up close to find out more about them.


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