Standing in front of the Kirchner Cultural Centre is this dramatic tribute to Juana Azurduy de Padilla. She was a legendary guerrilla military leader during the Bolivian War of Independence (1809 – 1825). Her passion was sparked by the Spanish cruelty against indigenous people enslaved to work silver mines. Juana Azurduy is portrayed in this 52 foot sculpture carrying a sword awarded after winning a major battle in Upper Peru. The monument, created by sculptor Andres Zerneri, was a gift of Bolivian President Evo Morales in 2015.