Monument to the Emigrant

Western Highlands

This enormous statue dominates the entrance to Salcajá. It depicts a striding figure with a backpack facing north, symbolising the many sons and daughter of Salcajá who migrated north to the USA since the 1980s, and whose remittances helped the town to grow. A poem on its base asks for the protection of God for those seeking a better life for their families.

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