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The walk along the promenade brings you to this statue, which I can only describe as haunting. The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Salisbury, England
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Mother of the immigrants

Beautiful detailed statute on the edge of the coast. It is easy to find and parking is easy. It... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The walk along the promenade brings you to this statue, which I can only describe as haunting. The views from this area are along the coast and back towards the town and well worth the walk

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Beautiful detailed statute on the edge of the coast. It is easy to find and parking is easy. It is worth stopping at this monument. The views are outstanding. The park where the statute is situated in is ideal for a picnic.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Beautiful statue remembering the Asturian emigrants who ventured to other lands (especially the Americas and other parts of Europe) to improve on their future and opportunities. Heavily visited by most tourists.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Have a closer look if passing by, it won't take long. Great sea views and a pausing place to reflect.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Worth the trip to see this monument. You get to really see the expression of the woman. A bit eery, but in a good way.

1  Thank Bailey A
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Walking east along the coast you come to this monument dedicated to mothers whose sons left Spain for the Americas. The outstretched hand and look of loss on her face is so emotional it is worth the effort of finding her.

Thank Stevo F
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The look on her face alone reflects the anguish. This is a stunning sculpture in a perfect setting. You need to know the basis of the history, and Asturias place in the Civil War, ideally; but it's well worth the 10/15 minute walk from the...More

Thank AndyLFC_9
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Beautiful sculpture in a beautiful situation. An emotional experience if you have emigrated or your loved ones have emigrated.

Thank AWValencia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Gijon has one of the most beautiful scenic walkways along the San Lorenzo beach and up to where this statue is located that I have ever seen. The look on the face of this statue tells the agony of so many mothers that saw their...More

2  Thank sergio a
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Went on a coastal walk from Gijon and came across this monument as well as many other sculptures along the way. I found it quite haunting in a way. Worth the walk.

Thank Clare H
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