The statue of the venus shines from this Thursday in the circular breakwater of the beach of El Faro de Marbellawhere it has been relocated so that it can be found again in its natural environment near the sea, as reported by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.
This has been highlighted by the councilor in the presentation of the sculpture in this enclave together with the Councilor for Works, Diego López, where he stressed that “it is a commitment that we acquired with the association of Espigones Emergidos and to which we have given an answer”.
Muñoz has highlighted that the purpose of moving the statue, which previously remained on Duque de Lerma Avenue, was that “this icon marbellawhich turns fifty, was once again located by the sea as it was originally”, remembering that “it is an emblem of the city that it has been installed in a space according to its importance and that it will continue to be a symbol of identity, adding an attraction to our coast that neighbors and visitors can enjoy”.
The figure, created by the artist from Granada Francisco Fernández Burgos, was inaugurated in 1972 and, as the councilor recalled, “it was installed in the Existing breakwater on the beach of La Venus and was removed and fractured when the levees were removed in the early 1990s, so it had to be rebuilt without much technique and located in a space that was not ideal.
He has specified that “its previous location, in the roundabout of La Fontanilla, did not seem appropriate either and now returns to the maritime environment after having been restored for six months by a specialized company and having recovered an optimal state”, as well as highlighting that “a fountain with a base of LED lights has been conditioned and recycled water, which provides a modern image and serves as a platform from which La Venus once again presides over the Paseo Marítimo de Marbella”.