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Avenida de los Reyes de España / Avenida Ruperto González Negrín

Fuente de la Explanada

Esplanade Fountain

Amancio González & Nicolae Fleissig

Puerto del Rosario /  Fuente de la Explanada   Puerto del Rosario /  Fuente de la Explanada


Fountain with four bronze statues by González on and working with concrete blocks, representing the three major activities on the island: a farmer, a stonecutter and a fisherman, with on the top the mother. The whole is placed on a base of black basalt blocks, designed by Fleissig, in en circular fountain basin.

It is unveiled on 28 May 2004.

Puerto del Rosario - Fuente de la Explanada
Mother with child
Puerto del Rosario - Fuente de la Explanada
Puerto del Rosario - Fuente de la Explanada
Puerto del Rosario - Fuente de la Explanada

Information Sign

From 'Puerto on foot, a cultural route to discover the capital city', identical with the English text on the sign:
"lt is located in the most important part of the city centre, where the maritime mercantile hustle and bustle was initially the centre of all the activity in the village. lt represents the atavistic Majorero (related to Fuerteventura) world , the fieldwork, the stonework, the fisherman spreading his nets, the woman and mother prevailing in the society as an integrating mainstay."

Puerto del Rosario - Fuente de la Explanada

Puerto del Rosario, Ciudad de la Esculturas

The town of Puerto del Rosario advertises itself as 'Ciudad de la Esculturas' (City of Sculptures) or 'Parque Escultórico' (Sculpture Park). Over 150 sculptures are scattered around the town (most of them are abstract and not on this website).
Many of these sculptures are the results of the 'Simposios internacional de Escultura' (International Sculpture Symposiums), organised yearly from 2001 to 2006, and further in 2008, 2014 and 2015, by the sculptor and town council member Toño Patallo. At each symposium the sculptors are supplied with a different common material (Betancuria stone, Bermeja Mountain stone, white marble, iroko wood, ivory cream marble, etc.) and work for a few weeks in a place open to the public. The sculptures made during the symposiums are placed in the public space.
There is no 'Sculpture Park' in the real sense of the word. The whole town is the 'park'. However, there hardly any information about the sculptures. The town plan Mapa Calejero / Street Map Puerto del Rosario from the Tourist Information office (April 2018) lists 26 sculptures with their titles (but no dates or sculptors), and a 2016 version Puerto a pie, un itinerario cultural para descubrir la capital (downloaded in December 2017 as on-line PDF) lists only 16 sculptures with full information.

Jo Evans, 'Visual British Hispanism and the Puerto del Rosario 'parque escultórico'.' Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92, 3 (2015): 453-479.


Sources & Information


  • Fisherman
  • Fleissig, Nicolae
  • Fountain
  • González, Amancio
  • Mother
  • Roundabout sculpture
  • Stonecutter
  • Woman with child
  • Woman with jar/vase
  • Locatie (N 28°29'54" - W 13°51'29") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: esca296; Photograph: 13 April 2018
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