The Monument to the fisherwoman of Puerto de la Cruz is currently one of the most representative symbols of the city. Within a few years it has become an icon that does not stop surprising both city residents themselves and tourists who stroll through its streets. Most do not miss the opportunity to immortalize themselves in a photo with her.
Facts of the sculpture of the Monument of the fisherwoman
The fisherwoman Monument is a bronze sculpture carved in 2008 by Julio Nieto.
As you can see in the picture, it is a tremendously detailed and realistic sculpture, playing with a sense of movement by the position in which is the fisherwoman, walking, and fish entering the hub she is carrying in her hand right, giving a feeling of even greater life. The left hand is in charge of holding the basket based on the head, which was used formerly to carry as many items on each trip.
How to find the Monument to the fisherwoman
The fisherwoman Monument is located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, right next to the fishing pier which is located in the town next to the Plaza del Charco. This is the same fishing pier that takes a leading role during the Fiestas del Carmen, as it is where the Virgin embarks on this special day for the city.
Fisheries in Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz for centuries, was a fishing village in which the fishing played a fundamental economic activity. Gradually it developed to diversify its economy to other many other branches, promoting the expansion of Puerto de la Cruz over the years to what it is today, one of the most important cities in the Canaries. It is also a tourist epicenter of great relevance and continuous improvement and growth.
Corners of Puerto de la Cruz
The Monument to the fisherwoman is another example that every corner of Puerto de la Cruz has a story and an attraction that will remember you of your visit to the city. Making a picture next to the fisherwoman at the with fishing pier and the horizon line of the Atlantic Ocean is a must experience for all tourists visiting the Puerto de la Cruz and a memory that will not be erased from memory.