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San Pedro de Daute


Carretera Icod a Buenavista
(Mirador al Emigrante)

El emigrante Canario

The Canarian emigrant

Fernando Garcíarramos

San Pedro de Daute /  El emigrante Canario   San Pedro de Daute /  El emigrante Canario


Statue of a walking man - with a hole in his chest - holding a suitcase. "The figure is scanning the horizon, in a daring position, as if pretending to jump over the sea, with a suitcase in hand, and many more suitcases in a series as a chain behind him; these suitcases behind him surely mean the memories, the sadnesses, the nostalgia, the girlfriend, the mother, the sisters, the family.... that are left behind by an emigrant who takes a new life, who jumps over the infinite sea, in search of a new life in strange and distant lands."


Monumento al Emigrante Canario
Obra del escultor, Fernando
Iniciativa de la asocioacion
"los Chicharros Mensajeros",
Siendo Presidente, D. Roberto Torres
del Castillo.
Donado a la Villa y Puerto de
Siendo Alcalde, D. Juan Manuel
de Leon Martin.
Garachico 3 de Agosto de 1990
Monument to the Canarian Emigrant
Work of the sculptor, Fernando
Initiative of the association
"los Chicharros Mensajeros",
Being President, Mr. Roberto Torres
del Castillo.
Donated to the Villa and Port of
Being mayor, D. Juan Manuel
de León Martín.
Garachico 3 August 1990

San Pedro de Daute - El emigrante Canario


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Location (N 28°22'20" - W 16°46'11")

Item Code: esca521; Photograph: 30 January 2020
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