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Malecón Lion

Calle Alcalde Gaspar de la Peña, 1
30004 Murcia

Spanish name: León del Malecón

Malecón Lion in Murcia This sandstone replica sculpture is located on a large pedestal or base in the Malecón access area, near the Segura River. The structure was dismantled in the 1995-1997 prior to undertaking urban redesign works in the area of Plano de San Francisco, Malecón and the windmills in the Segura river course. The Manterola bridge was also built during that period.
 
The Malecón lion is one of the few monumental plastic art pieces associated to urban development in Murcia in the 18th century. This popular historical piece, an emblem of Malecón, is considered to mark the boundary between the urban area of Murcia and the countryside.
 
The original 18th-century lion is kept at the City Museum.
Malecón Lion in Murcia
Malecón Lion in Murcia
Malecón Lion in Murcia
Malecón Lion in Murcia
Malecón Lion in Murcia
Malecón Lion in Murcia
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