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Jorge Chávez
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A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.

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Sunsets and Artworks: 3 Iconic Sculptures of Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón

By  Jorge Chávez
Aug. 4, 2023
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Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón, a charming oceanfront promenade, is not only a popular destination for visitors and residents alike but also a canvas for artistic expression. Amidst the vibrant ambiance and breathtaking views of Banderas Bay, the Malecón is adorned with several remarkable sculptures that tell tales of history, culture, and imagination. This way, the Vallarta Lifestyles editorial team delves into the captivating stories behind three iconic sculptures that have become an integral part of Puerto Vallarta’s charm: Los Milenios, El Sutil Comepiedras, and Lluvia.

Los Milenios

Los Milenios

Standing tall at the northern end of the Malecón, Los Milenios is a stunning bronze and concrete sculpture created by the talented artist Mathis Lídice. This masterpiece, unveiled in 2001, commemorates the new millennium and serves as a symbol of hope, unity, and progress for the people of Puerto Vallarta. Its abstract design and contemporary aesthetic allow viewers to interpret its meaning in their unique way. With its imposing height and gleaming surface, Los Milenios has become a popular meeting point and a symbol of pride for the city’s residents and visitors alike.

El Sutil Comepiedras

El Sutil Comepiedras

At the heart of the Malecón, nestled among the vibrant energy of the city, stands El Sutil Comepiedras, a captivating sculpture by artist Jonás Gutiérrez. Translated as “The Subtle Stone Eater,” this bronze statue portrays a young boy standing on a rock, engrossed in the act of quietly devouring a stone. El Sutil Comepiedras encapsulates the spirit of hard work, resilience, and the enduring connection of the people to their history and traditions.

Lluvia

Lluvia

The third sculptural gem on our journey is Lluvia, which translates to “Rain.” Created by the renowned artist José Villavicencio Anaya (Jovian), Lluvia is an evocative sculpture that represents a man with outstretched arms enjoying the rain. It captures the whimsy and romance of rain while also celebrating the significance of this life-giving element in the region. This beautiful artwork symbolizes abundance, growth, and the poetic essence of Puerto Vallarta’s tropical climate.

A Perfect Place for Sunset Delights

As the sun dips below the horizon of Banderas Bay, a mesmerizing spectacle unfolds, painting the sky in a myriad of warm hues. The Puerto Vallarta Malecón provides the perfect vantage point to witness these breathtaking sunsets every single afternoon. Residents and visitors alike gather on the Malecón, capturing the fleeting moments with their cameras or simply soaking in the awe-inspiring view. The sculptures themselves take on a magical aura as the setting sun casts its golden rays upon them.

Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.

  jclovetronic
moc.s1718439536gamxe1718439536m@zev1718439536ahc.e1718439536groj1718439536

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