Sculture “Woman of The Almanzora”

The sculpture Woman of the Almanzora that the artist Antonio Lopez has designed to preside over this enclosure in Olula del Río next to the Museum Casa Ibáñez and the Center of photography Pérez Siquier’, measures 8 meters high, It is made of white marble of Macael and is a recognition of the women of the Almanzora.

The elaboration of this sculpture has been a great technical challenge. Its total weight is 180 tons and consists of 82 pieces, each coming from a different block. Some pieces of the sculpture come to weigh 3 tons. Each of these 82 pieces are different and all of them are solid. The total manufacturing process took five months. The 82 blocks of white Macael were donated by the well-known firm Cosentino, which has its headquarters and factories in the area.

The monument is hollow inside and is visitable. For this purpose, a small underground exhibition hall has been built on the foundation which is accessed by an external staircase from the square. In the aforementioned room, as the Interpretation Center of Woman of the Almanzora, has been arranged a didactic exhibition on the process of materialization of the monument, which includes a set of panels with photographs and texts, a scale model of the monument and a video filmed during the construction process.

The Almanzora Woman has become the most significant urban monument in the history of the province. The installation of the monument in its territory has given to the care a tourist/cultural resource of first order, enhanced by the City of Culture.

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