Enormous sculptures that depict a swimmer submerged in the city streets.

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Los Bañistas

Large-scale monuments.

Installed in 1997, this piece by Francisco Leiro, a sculptor from Pontevedra, is one of the most recent additions to the city. "Los bañistas" (or "los nadadores" as it is commonly known) is a set of two large bronze sculptures that depict a professional swimmer at two key moments of a race. The first, at the Estación Marítima (Marine Station), shows the swimmer poised to dive into the water and the second, in the Praza da Estrela, captures the swimmer mid stroke, showing the sheer effort and determination on their face. You won't believe how big they are until you see them up close.

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