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Virginia - Monumento a los Jóvenes del Mundo

Virginia - Monument to the Youth of the World

Carlos Marrero Hernández

Tacoronte /  Virginia - Monumento a los Jóvenes del Mundo   Tacoronte /  Virginia - Monumento a los Jóvenes del Mundo


The sculpture shows a young woman, Virginia, sitting on a little wall with a Spanish guitar next to her. The steel base of the figure represents a wall that once actually stood in the Plaza del Cristo.
It recalls two youth organisations called Edelweiss and Aborá, which developed an intense social and cultural activity in Tacoronte in the 1960s and 1970s. The local chronicler Enrique Acosta Dorta described the work of these two groups in the book La Plaza del Cristo. De Edelweiss a Aborá. The artist Carlos Marrero belonged to one of the two groups.


forjadores de cambio

Tacoronte Edelweiss - Abora
Años 60 y 70 S. XX

Mayo 2019

Escultor: Carlos Marrero
To the Youth
of the World
change makers

Tacoronte Edelweiss - Aborá
1960s and '70s

May 2019

Sculptor: Carlos Marrero

Tacoronte - Virginia - Monumento a los Jóvenes del Mundo


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Location (N 28°28'52" - W 16°24'44")

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Item Code: esca696; Photograph: 3 February 2020
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