Top 10: roundabouts sculptures in Zaragoza

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Posted July 24, 2015 by zaragozaturismo in Culture

Roundabouts are like improvised art galleries in the cities. Often, these sculptures arouse the imagination of drivers and pedestrians who try to guess what they mean or what they represent. We show you 10 sculptures that you can find in the roundabouts of Zaragoza.

 

Bimilenario

Bimilenario

Rotonda villa de Toulousse. Made of steel. 1978. Some people think that this monumental sculpture represents the guardian angel of the city (like the on on the town hall door) but it’s actually Isabella I of Castile “the Catholic” as it is here where the homonymous street ends.

 

 

 

 

Guitarra 3

Guitarra 3

Plaza de la Ciudadanía. Made of Corten steel. 1984. Sculpture of Pablo Serrano in a series of tribute to Picasso works. This roundabout is close to IAACC Pablo Serrano Museum.

 

 

 

 

Una pica en Zaragoza

Una pica en Zaragoza

Rotonda de Vía Universitas. Made of fiberglass, iron and concrete. 1987. Although it seems a cauldron with a flame burning, this work actually represents a pike in reference to the Velázquez painting “The Surrender of Breda”.

 

 

 

 

Puesta de sol

Puesta de sol

Rotonda ronda Hispanidad. Made of painted steel. 1988. This sunset plays with basic colors (red and yellow of the sculpture, green grass and blue sky). Many people believe it represents the Moncayo mountain that is near Zaragoza.

 

 

 

 

Obelisco

Obelisco

Plaza de Europa. Made of Marquina marble and concrete. 1990. Like other works in the city (as the pyramid of the Forum Museum) is inspired by Paris. Surrounding the obelisk there are 12 star-shaped lanterns representing the flag of the European Union.

 

 

 

 

Monumento a la industria

Monumento a la industria

Plaza Mozart. Made of concrete, stone and iron. 1890 (the press) 1999 (the whole memorial). This screw press recalls the great industrial past of the Arrabal. In the neighborhood you can still see buildings like the Patria biscuits factory, the sugar factory, the facade of Machinist and Foundries Ebro or the North Station.

 

 

 

 

Puerta de la luz

Puerta de la luz

7 Av. del Séptimo Arte. Made of Corten steel and concrete. 2005. These two towers symbolize a gateway to the city from the Mudejar highway, that’s why the aesthetics of this monument is inspired by this Aragonese art declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

 

 

 

41º40'00''N.00º54'30''W

41º40’00”N.00º54’30”W

Av. José Atarés. Made of bronze. 2008. At first glance looks like a tree but this sculpture actually represents a family: the trunk would be the feminine and branches the man and child. It is one of the works that were performed on the occasion of the Zaragoza Expo 2008.

 

 

 

 

Puente de culturas

Puente de culturas

Rotonda de la MAZ. Made of stainless steel. 2008. These two crossed arches symbolize the union of different cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

Los baturricos

Los baturricos

10 Rotonda de Juslibol. Made of sheet Corten steel and concrete. 2008. This certainly is one of the easiest sculptures which we interpret in Zaragoza. Figures represent a man and a woman dressed in the typical Aragonese dress dancing jota.

 

 

 

Give a ride on the roundabout to see art!


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