Monumento a Colón
By Saskia Mier
The Museo al Aire Libre is a contemporary open air museum which was inaugurated in May 1991 thanks to sculptor Pepe Noja who came up with the idea. It suffered a period of abandonment, with no one looking after the museum, some of the works of art deteriorated and even fell to pieces, therefore being removed by the police due to safety reasons.
Artists whose works can be found here include Arturo Martínez, Rafael Mugor, Óscas Estruga, Vaizkorbe and Pepe Noja, among many others. The museum gained some attention and organizational structure to it where several statues were placed in better locations to make them stand out, resulting it what is today a fabulous collection of contemporary art.
The exhibition gathers all the trends of modern Spanish art. The sculptures measure between forty centimetres and two meters, and are made using many different materials, such as bronze, stone and steel. The figures are distributed in the pedestrian streets of the centre of the city, among the busy roads: Calle Berdigón, Calle Rábida, Calle Concepción and Calle Mora Claros.
Today, the open air museum consists of sculptures, paintings and even graffiti art for anybody to enjoy.
Located on Calle Barcelona.