Julio Verne monument
A seafront sculpture that pays homage to the French writer.
In thanks for his famous mention of the city.
In one of the city's best-known sculptures, the famous author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sits proudly at the heart of the Bay of Vigo; an area to which he dedicated an entire chapter of this literary masterpiece. On the 100th anniversary of his death in 2005, the Association of Female Business Owners of Pontevedra commissioned local artist José Molares to create this bronze sculpture and donated it to the city to keep the author's famous name alive. The sculpture shows Julio Verne calmly gazing out to sea while sat on the tentacles of a giant-squid-like sea monster. It can be found just outside the Montero Ríos gardens.