Monumento a Rubén Darío


in Managua

Fountain and ruben dario national theatre

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On the lake side of Plaza de la Revolución, this monument was refurbished after the original 1933 statue fell into graffitied disrepair. A group of artists did a guerrilla installation, veiling the city’s shame from public view and demanding poetic justice. In 1998 the cash-strapped government bowed to public opinion and, with Texaco Oil’s help, restored the likeness of Nicaragua’s favorite son.