Statue of Lázaro Cárdenas (Madrid)

Madrid, Spain

Statue of Lázaro Cárdenas (Madrid)

The Statue of Lázaro Cárdenas is an instance of public art in Madrid, Spain. Erected at the Parque Norte, it pays homage to Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas, noted for welcoming into Mexico thousands of Spanish Republican exiles fleeing the Spanish Civil War and the ensuing Francoist dictatorship.

A homage to Lázaro Cárdenas, the Mexican President who welcomed about 30,000 Spanish Republican exiles fleeing the Spanish Civil War and the ensuing Francoist dictatorship, was one of the first decisions taken by the democratic municipal corporation formed after the 1979 Madrid municipal election, passed in the first meeting session of the plenary of the Ayuntamiento. Costs of the structure were funded by the Ayuntamiento, while the statue was financed via popular subscription among the Spanish Republican community in Mexico. Initially intending to erect a bust, they reportedly collected so much money a full-body statue was commissioned.



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