Simón Bolívar

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1984
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This 15-foot statue was a gift from the government of Venezuela to the city of San Francisco in 1981.

The statue is a cast by Victor Hugo Berrenchea-Villegas after a 19th century sculpture by Adamo Tadolini. Miriam Gandica Mora engineered the marble base in 1984, and the piece was dedicated on December 6, 1984.

This sculpture was first created in Rome and cast in Munich for an identical monument that can be found in Lima, Peru. There's a third copy of the sculpture in Caraca, Venezuela, Bolívar's birthplace.

Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader and the founder of Bolivia. He played an instrumental role establishing the nations of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia, independent of Spanish rule. He's considered one of the most influential politicians in Latin American history.

Location

At Fulton and Hyde Streets in San Francisco

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