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Manuel Velázquez Cabrera

Tiscamanita,Tuineje, Fuerteventura 1863 - Madrid 1916
Spanish lawyer and politician, contributed to the current political and administrative configuration of the Canary islands
Emiliano Hernández
Bronces Artísticos (Madrid)

Puerto del Rosario /  Manuel Velázquez Cabrera   Puerto del Rosario /  Manuel Velázquez Cabrera


Statue of Manuel Velázquez Cabrera sitting on a chair.


Manuel Valázquez Cabrera (1863-1916). Abogado nacido en Tiscamanite, fue el
autor y promotor del Plebiscito de las Islas Menores (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote,
Hierro y Gomera), acción ciudadana participativa que influyó decisivamente en
la Ley de 1912 que creó los Cabildos Insulares y concedió representación en
Cortes a dichas islas. Es uno de los Padres de los Cabildos y Defensor de las islas
periféricas del Achipiélago Canario.
Inauguración escultura: 8 noviembre 2001
Autor: Emiliano Hernández García

Manuel Velázquez Cabrera (1963-1916), Anwalt und geboren in Tiscamanita, warder Verfasser und
Förderer der Volksabstimmung der "Kleinen Inseln" (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Hierro und Gomera).
Eine Aktion, die 1912 durch eine Gesetzgebung zur Gründung der Inselregierungen der genannten
Inseln und deren Repräsentation im Parlament beitrug. Er ist einer Gründungsväter der lokalen Stadträte
und Verteidiger der abgelegenden Inseln der kanarischen Inselgruppe.
Einweihung der Skulptur: 8. November 2001

Manuel Valázquez Cabrera (1863-1916) lawyer born in Tiscaminta, was the author and promotor of
the referendum of the smaller islands. The acts if this participative citizen that decisively
influenced the 1912 law that created the island governments and granted representation in
parliament to those islands. He was one of the founding fathers of the governments and advocate
of the peripheral islands of the Canarian achipelago.
Sculpture unveiling) 8th November 2001


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From 'Puerto on foot, a cultural route to discover the capital city':
"1863- 1916. He was a wortly majorero: as a Deputy of the Spanish Parliament, he became the driving force behind the Cabildos law in 1912, by which the Cabildos became the true organs of insular government. He is an important figure, which nowadays is praised and reappraised as father of the politic-administrative model of the islands, by which they are represented and given autonomy in a same context of nationality."

Puerto del Rosario - Manuel Velázquez Cabrera

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.


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Item Code: esca324; Photograph: 13 April 2018
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