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Statues & Sculptures in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta offers great weather, beaches, food, kind locals and many things to do, plus there's also a lot of culture & art, which spills out onto the streets as well. 

If you visit the downtown area, especially the Malecon, you'll immediately notice there are lots of statues and sculptures along the way, it's much more fun to know a bit more about them, you'll enjoy them more and hopefully, it'll make your stroll all the more entertaining.

Searching for Reason - Sergio Bustamante on the Puerto Vallarta Malecon

Even though there are many statues and sculptures on the Malecon, they are not the only ones in town, you'll find them all around town and others even further away, like the Marina Vallarta or Los Mangos Library, some of the local artists even have their works in Mismaloya or San Sebastian del Oeste, other towns in Mexico or even the rest of the world.

All the most important sculptures in town (alphabetically)

 

Ándale Bernardo by Jim Demetro (2014)

Ándale Bernardo by Jim Demetro (2014) - Read more...


Angel of Hope and Messenger of Peace by Héctor Montes (2007)

Angel of Hope and Messenger of Peace by Héctor Montes (2007) - Read More...


Crown of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, by Rafael Parra C., José E. Ramírez G. & Carlos Terres (2009)

Crown of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, by Rafael Parra C., José E. Ramírez G. & Carlos Terres (2009) - Read more...


Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton by Jim Demetro (2016)

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton by Jim Demetro (2016) - Read more...


Eriza-Dos by "Blu" Maritza Vasquez (2007)

Eriza-Dos by "Blu" Maritza Vasquez (2007) - Read more...


Francisco Medina Ascencio by Rubén Orozco Loza (2013)

Francisco Medina Ascencio by Rubén Orozco Loza (2013) - Read more...


Ignacio L. Vallarta by Miguel Miramontes Carmona (1964)

Ignacio L. Vallarta by Miguel Miramontes Carmona (1964) - Read more...


John Huston by Carlos Ramírez (1988)

John Huston by Carlos Ramírez (1988) - Read more...


Lazaro Cardenas S

Lázaro Cárdenas


Lorena Ochoa by Octavio Gonzalez Gutiérrez (2012)

Lorena Ochoa by Octavio Gonzalez Gutiérrez (2012) - Read more...


Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla by J. Esteban Ramírez G. (1988)

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla by J. Esteban Ramírez G. (1988) - Read more...


Nature as a Mother by Adrián Reynoso

Nature as a Mother by Adrián Reynoso - Read more...


Nostalgia by Ramiz Barquet (1984)

Nostalgia by Ramiz Barquet (1984) - Read more...


Origin and Destination by Pedro Tello (2011)

Origin and Destination by Pedro Tello (2011) - Read more...


Saint Francis of Assisi by Augusto Bozzano

Saint Francis of Assisi by Augusto Bozzano - Read more...


San Pascual Bailón by Ramiz Barquet (2008)

San Pascual Bailón by Ramiz Barquet (2008) - Read more...


Searching for Reason by Sergio Bustamante (2000)

Searching for Reason by Sergio Bustamante (2000) - Read more...


Spiral Shark by Ramiz Barquet (1996)

Spiral Shark by Ramiz Barquet (1996) - Read more...


The Arches Malecon Puerto Vallarta

The Arches by Martin Distancia (2002) - Read more...


The Boy on the Seahorse by Rafael Zamarripa (1976)

The Boy on the Seahorse by Rafael Zamarripa (1976) - Read more...


The Boy on the Seahorse (the original one) by Rafael Zamarripa (1960)

The Boy on the Seahorse (the original one) by Rafael Zamarripa (1960) - Read more...


The Fisherman by Ramiz Barquet (1996)

The Fisherman by Ramiz Barquet (1996) - Read more...


The Fishermen by Jim Demetro (2018)

The Fishermen by Jim Demetro (2018) - Read more...


The Friendship Fountain by James Bottoms and Octavio González Gutiérrez (1987)

The Friendship Fountain by James Bottoms and Octavio González Gutiérrez (1987) - Read more...


The Golfer and the Dolphins by Octavio González Gutiérrez

The Golfer and the Dolphins by Octavio González Gutiérrez - Read more...


The Good Fortune Unicorn by Aníbal Riebeling (2011)

The Good Fortune Unicorn by Aníbal Riebeling (2011) - Read more...


The Millennia by Mathis Lidice (2001)

The Millennia by Mathis Lidice (2001) - Read more...


The Minstrel's Corner by Ramiz Barquet (1999)

The Minstrel's Corner by Ramiz Barquet (1999) - Read more...


The Killer Whales by Octavio González Gutiérrez

The Orcas by Octavio González Gutiérrez - Read more...


The Roundabout of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga (1996)

The Roundabout of the Sea by Alejandro Colunga (1996) - Read more...


The Subtle Stone-eater by Jonás Gutiérrez (2006)

The Subtle Stone-eater by Jonás Gutiérrez (2006) - Read more...


The Washer Woman by Jim Demetro (2008)

The Washer Woman by Jim Demetro (2008) - Read more...


The Whale and her calf (Vallarta Whale) by Octavio González Gutiérrez (2001)

The Whale and her calf (Vallarta Whale) by Octavio González Gutiérrez (2001) - Read more...


Triton and Mermaid by Carlos Espino (1990)

Triton and Mermaid by Carlos Espino (1990) - Read more...


A Boy, A Book, A Future by Ramiz Barquet (2000)

Un niño, Un Libro, Un Futuro (A Boy, A Book, A Future) by Ramiz Barquet (2000) - Read more...


Vallarta Dancers by Jim Demetro (2006)

Vallarta Dancers by Jim Demetro (2006) - Read more...


Bicentennial Victory by Adrian Reynoso (2010)

Victoria del Bicentenario by Adrian Reynoso (2010) - Read more...


Location of the sculptures & statues

Ever since 1960, when the city commissioned a sculpture from Rafael Zamarripa, the town added more and more beautiful creations of different artists to the Puerto Vallarta boardwalk and other places around the city.

Rafael Zamarripa was only 18 years old when he sculpted the "Boy on the Seahorse" sculpture that ended up on Los Muertos Beach at Las Pilitas, a big storm washed the original sculpture away in the 1970s, so a new one was requested, a bit bigger, to put on the Puerto Vallarta malecon (so it wouldn't wash away so easily), where it was placed in 1976. The original was found again so it was left there on the beach too, something that creates a bit of confusion.

Over the years the Puerto Vallarta malecón has added more and more sculptures, becoming an open-air art gallery promenade.

There are so many things to do in Puerto Vallarta, enjoying the culture and arts is one of the easiest pleasures you will find in the city. If you are wondering what to do in PV, you'll never run out of options and ideas, that's for sure!

Author: M. A. Gallardo

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