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Minerva (La)

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Address: Avenida Lopez Mateos y Avenida Vallarta, Guadalajara 44120, Mexico
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This Roman goddess statue is the gathering place after the Mexican soccer...

This Roman goddess statue is the gathering place after the Mexican soccer nationals.

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Best to see early Sunday morning

There is an enormous amount of traffic around the Glorieta Minerva and too hard to walk to the center to see ithe statue of goddess Minerva unless it's early on a holiday or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

was under construction, but looks amazing view,clean,100 percent safe area,many restaurant near, tourist area

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

There is an enormous amount of traffic around the Glorieta Minerva and too hard to walk to the center to see ithe statue of goddess Minerva unless it's early on a holiday or Sunday morning. It is currently under reconstruction (November 2016)

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I see Minerva very very often. Standing still always protecting the big-city. The government just hired not long ago experts to keep her in shape. The gardens around are just divine !

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Thank Karim S
Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is perhaps the image by which Guadalajara is mostly known. It is indeed very beautiful, and is near restaurants, malls and attractions. On Sunday mornings streets are closed to automobile traffic and can be visited by bicycle.

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Guadalajara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Maybe this is the most known monument for locals. The statue is beautiful and represents the city protector. My feeling is that every administration would like to change it somehow so there is no constant view of this monument. Thay have changed the garden many times even the street around. It is a momument to be seen from a car... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A wonderfull trafic circle in front of the fiesta americana hotel that is a syble of this fine city currently undergoing a face lift

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San Diego, CA, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is another of Guadalajaras famous monuments. There really isnt a nice place to get a picture because its in a traffic circle. Snap the photo on the fly as you drive around

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a beautiful glorieta (when the traffic isn't bad) and adds a little history as this area used to be the "entrance" to the city when it was much smaller so, so many years ago.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom. As far as what I've searched, there is no special story in the creation of this statue, compared to other sculptors in many famous cities. Thus, I'd like to recommend to visit and see it only for the people whose hotel is nearby. There is a cafe around the Minerva, called 'cafebarracafe' with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Minerva means a lot to this city. Originally they dod not like or approve of the depiction of her, but have grown to see her as representing the city. You don't visit Minerva - you drive around her in a traffic circle. Sometimes the road is closed for important events. I heard that if there is a major topic for... More 

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