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Avenida Adolfo Suárez

Motín del Vino

Wine Riots

Luis Montull
1996

Garachico /  Motín del Vino   Garachico /  Motín del Vino

Description

Five meter high sculpture of Carrara marble, showing a man with wine barrels. The sculptor used lava from the volcanic flows in the area for the base. Lorenzo Dorta and Augusto Martell participated in the design of the base and the surroundings.
It commemorates the struggle of the Canarian harvesters against the English monopoly on Canarian wine production, which ended in 1666 with the assault on the wine cellars of the port of Garachico.

Inscription(s)

Una noche de 1.666 torrentes
de vino corrieron por Garachico
Era la respuesta de Tenerife al poder
de la Compañia Inglesa de Canarias
el libre comercio frente al monopolio.
One night in 1666 streams
of wine ran through Garachico.
It was Tenerife's answer to the power
of the English Company of the Canary Islands,
free trade versus monopoly

Obra escultorica dona... por el Gobierno
de Canarias con motivo del 500 anniversario
de la fundacion de Garachico.
1.496-1.996
Sculptural work donated by the Government
of the Canary Islands on the occasion of the 500th
anniversary of the foundation of Garachico.
1496-1996

Signature

Montull

Sculptor

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Location (N 28°22'26" - W 16°45'39")

Item Code: esca511; Photograph: 30 January 2020
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