Works of the Bicentennial Monument advance throughout the country (+ Gallery)

In all the capitals of the country the Bicentennial Monument is currently being erected, a sculptural piece that will be inaugurated in parallel on June 24 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo in conjunction with the great works that also rise in the Campo de Carabobo .

This is how the works are going on Avenida Bolívar in Caracas and this is how the new square will be.

It is an architectural project of the Venezuela Bella Mission ordered by President Nicolás Maduro and executed by the governments. In each city they have chosen a privileged space and have enabled it to give it local expression, while the concept of a replica of the monument gives it a national meaning. Thus, in all cities they will be able to participate in Carabobo's sense of independence in 2021 and beyond.

It is an interactive work designed by the architecture collective Cuál Ciudad in which the public can walk and ascend on a 15-meter ramp to finally be able to touch the sculpture itself, the Urdaneta saber used by the Liberator Simón Bolívar in the battle, 6 meters high pointing towards the sky, which was made of steel and weighs 672 kilos.

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It is a version on another scale of the immense monument erected by the Bicentennial Presidential Commission in Campo de Carabobo, whose design is by the same team.

Jacqueline Faria, president of the Venezuela Bella Mission, defined these spaces that are taking on new life in the capitals as "a symbolic place for our Revolution that will connect us with the past and present of struggle."

 

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