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Cruce de Arinaga
Gran Canaria


Avenida Ansite / GC-191 (rotonda - GC-191 Norte)

Juego del Palo

Game of Sticks

José-Luis Marrero

Cruce de Arinaga /  Juego del Palo   Cruce de Arinaga /  Juego del Palo


Bronze sculpture of two men fighting with sticks.

Cruce de Arinaga - Juego del Palo

Juegos tradicionales / Traditional Games

At the main roundabout of Cruce de Arinaga are four sculpture groups showing traditional games:
  1. South: Levantamiento del Arado / Rising Plows, by Paco Suárez Díaz.
  2. East: Levantamiento de Piedras / Rising Stones, by Wency Herrera García.
  3. North: Juego del Palo / Game of Sticks, by José Luis Marrero.
  4. West: Lucha Canaria / Canarian Wrestling, by José Luis Marrero.
We did not check the sculptures for signatures, because the traffic was too heavy to cross over to the center of the roundabout.
For information on the various games, see the artcile 'Deportes y juegos de Canarias' at Wikipedia.


Sources & Information


Location (N 27°52'33" - W 15°25'30")

Item Code: esca069; Photograph: 5 January 2015
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