Stood in the Puerta del Sol, in the heart of the historical quarter, this sculpture by Francisco Leiro is Vigo's most iconic image and is a real emblem of the city. "El Sireno" depicts a mythical character: half man (head and legs) and half fish (body) who stares impassively out to sea as if on permanent guard for the people of Vigo. Weighing in at fourteen tonnes, the sculpture is mounted on two enormous black granite columns, each a lofty thirteen metres high. Inaugurated in 1991, it soon became one of the most popular meeting places in the city. It was also the first public sculpture in Europe to be made from stainless steel.
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