El Cenachero Statue at Port in Málaga, Spain

Traditionally, men walked the streets of Málaga selling anchovies, mackerel and sardines from their twin baskets. The Spanish name for the baskets weaved from esparto grass is cenachos. So, a fish vendor was known as a cenachero. They typically wore a sash around their waist. This sculpture by Jaime Fernández Pimentel immortalizes the tradition. The bronze statue has become a symbol of the city since it was erected at Plaza de la Marina in 1968.


Plaza de la Marina, 11, 29015 Málaga, Spain


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