Alma del Ebro sculpture (The Soul of the Ebro) is a white sculpture made especially for the International Exhibition in Zaragoza (Expo 2008 Zaragoza), which was held from 14th of June to 14th of September 2008.
Located in front of the Congress Palace (Palacio de Congresos) in the Lucas Miret Rodriguez Square, near the Ebro River, the monument sculpture was created by the world-renowned sculptor Jaume Plensa born in Barcelona in 1955.
The Alma del Ebro measures about 11 meters in height, 8.50 meters in width and 8.40 meters in length being hollow inside. Moreover, the sculpture was made with big letters of stainless steel and it is shaped like a human figure where visitors can go into and look outside through its letters.
Ebro is the name of the river that goes across Zaragoza and borders all the area where the Expo 2008 Zaragoza was hosted.
By the way, it is said that it cost more than 1,000,000 euros, however, it was worth buying.
People interested in art should not miss out on this impressive sculpture.
More related places to visit in Zaragoza
– Expo Zaragoza 2008: In this article we talk about the more significant places to visit in the Expo Zone, near the Ebro River.
– The best places to see in Zaragoza city: Read here all about what are the best places to visit in this city. Ideal to know what to see in Zaragoza in a holiday weekend.
– El Pilar: Pilar Cathedral is one of the most popular monuments in Zaragoza, and it’s placed in the centre of the city, near the Ebro river and in the same square than La Seo Cathedral.
– Aljafería Palace: This Palace is the most visited historic site in Zaragoza. The medieval islamic palace was built by Muslims on the banks of the river Ebro in the 11th century.