Puerto Vallarta — Statues of the Malecón, Part 1


“El Unicornio de la Buena Fortuna” (Unicorn of Good Fortune),  Aníbal Riebeling

“El Unicornio de la Buena Fortuna” (Unicorn of Great Fortune), Aníbal Riebeling

This week we’re concentrating on one of the most interesting photographic opportunities along Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón — The fascinating surreal bronze statuary of Alejandro Colunga and works from several other artists.

I'm All Ears — A bench located in Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

I’m All Ears — A bench located in Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Many of these sculptures appear to step right out of a screening of a Star Wars movie.

A chair located in Channeling H.P. Lovecraft and Star Wars — From Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

A chair located in Channeling H.P. Lovecraft and Star Wars — From Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Other “statues” double as seats for the weary walker.

A Chair Pair — A chair located in Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

A Chair Pair — A chair located in Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Still others defy all attempts to define them.

"En Busca de la Razón" (In Pursuit of Reason), Sergio Bustamante

“En Busca de la Razón” (In Pursuit of Reason), Sergio Bustamante

While some statues take a more traditional approach to art.

"Los Milenios" (The Millennia), Mathis Lidice

“Los Milenios” (The Millennia), Mathis Lidice

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4 responses to “Puerto Vallarta — Statues of the Malecón, Part 1

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  2. Wow, those are great statues! I also love that some of them double as seats/benches, since public benches are difficult to find in many places, which is particularly hard on the elderly.

    • The Malecón is a truly wonderful and enchanting stroll — intriguing and often surreal statues, beautiful scenery, and a wonderful avenue filled with nifty shops and hopping bars and restaurants.