Plaza of the Heritage of Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

There are five intriguing sculptures in the Plaza of the Heritage of Americas created by José Buscaglia. Two are in the gardens flanking a central double staircase acting as a platform for three additional allegories. They represent the core influences of American heritage: faith, liberty, blood, Hispanic origin and cultural values. These 8.5 foot bronze statues are called Herencia Social meaning Hispanic Heritage. It shows the Lady of Elche offering her son to the New World. Judging from her elaborate headdress, Dama de Elche is believed to be an Iberian princess. The original artifact was created in the 4th century BC and discovered in Spain in 1897.


La Fuente de la Herencia de las Américas, Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


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