Guadalajara Daily Photo
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Today we’ll see one of the most significant icons of GDL: La Minerva, this huge fountain was supposed to be located at the exact crossing of the highways that goes to Nogales, Morelia and the south of Jalisco, now trough it are two of the biggest avenues in the city: Lopez Mateos Avenue and Vallarta Avenue.
It was build by the order of the Mayor Agustin Yañez being responsible of this project the architect Julio de la Peña. In the middle of the fountain there’s a statue resembling Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, arts and war, constructed by the sculptor Pedro Medina (there’s a story that says he built it resembling himself on the face and the body of Minerva, that’s why she isn’t such a beauty).
It has so much interesting details, that aren’t visible on this pic, that's why we’ll talk about them later.