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Sculptures in San Jose Costa Rica Getting a Make Over

Costa Rica News – There are many statues and sculptures in San Jose’s 300 parks.

Three of the most beloved and famed ones have undergone a restoration and now feature a more youthful revitalized glow, to be featured in many selfies to come.

The Spanish artist Ana Moraleda was in charge of the restorations. She cleaned them with a chemical treatment made especially for bronze and then reinforced them with a top coat to avoid effects of corrosion. The process lasted two months and cost ¢19 million.

The first is La Chola, the statue of a large, joyful woman that represents the Guanacaste women. People like to take pictures with her and even rub the statue for luck in winning the lottery.

Next was the monument to Daniel Oduber which is located in Morazan Park. This statue honors the man who was president between 1974 and 1978. It was originally unveiled 19 years ago.

Lastly was the one in honor of the Spanish colonist Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo in Rohrmoser. Little is known about this tribute but we do know that aside from honoring him it was meant to represent the citizens of San Jose.

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