Monumento a La Raza

Medellín, Colombia

Monumento a La Raza


The Monumento a la Raza, also known as Monumento a la Raza Antioqueña, is an outdoor sculpture and monument in the city of Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. It was designed by Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt (1919–1995) and it is made of concrete and bronze. It was placed in the main plaza of the La Alpujarra Administrative Center and it was inaugurated on 31 May 1988. The monument features a curved concrete structure with multiple bronze sculptures symbolizing the culture of Antioquia. An urn containing some of Arenas' remains was placed beside the sculpture in 2016.

On 4 September 1975, the Government of Medellín approved the construction of a monument that symbolized La Raza. For the monument, Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt wanted to represent the culture and people of Antioquia. The base of the monument was built with concrete and plaster.

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