Statue of the Spanish Emigrant

Veracruz City

The statue of the Spanish emigrant, celebrates Veracruz' role as a disembarkation point for immigrants

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1. Statue of Venustiano Carranza

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A larger-than-life statue of former president, independence-era hero and local boy, Venustiano Carranza, stands guard outside the Faro Carranza.

2. Pemex Building

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This piece of modern architecture with an evening light show that divides opinions is the centre of the Veracruz oil industry. It's not open to the public.

3. Faro Carranza

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Facing the waterfront on the malecón, this early 20th century building holds a lighthouse and navy offices guarded by a large statue of Venustiano…

4. Statue of Alexander Von Humboldt

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The statue of Alexander Von Humboldt depicts the German naturalist/explorer who visited the area in 1803–04 and collected important information about the…

5. Altar a la Patria

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Two blocks inland from the malecón is the 1998 Altar a la Patria, an obelisk marking the buried remains of those who defended Veracruz during its numerous…

6. Museo Histórico Naval

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7. Centro Cultural La Atarazana


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8. Palacio Municipal

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This handsome 17th-century building, occupied by local government offices, faces onto the zócalo.