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Starbucks City Mug Guadalajara  - Minerva Statue

Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. It is the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, behind Mexico City. The municipality is the second most densely populated one in Mexico; the first being Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl in State of Mexico. The city's economy is based on industry, especially information technology with a large number of international firms having manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara Metro Area. Other, more traditional industries, such as shoes, textiles and food processing are also important contributing factors. Guadalajara is the cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of Mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair and a number of globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds. It is also home to the Chivas soccer team, one of the two most popular in Mexico. This city was named American Capital of Culture in 2005. Guadalajara hosted the 2011 Pan American Games. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, with the name originating from the Arabic word wādi l-ḥijāra meaning "Valley of stones".

The Minerva is a representative monument of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico and the largest statue of that city. It represents Roman goddess Minerva (Athena in Hellenic culture). The statue was erected during the period of Governor Agustin Yañez, who commissioned the project to the architect Julio de la Peña.
It is situated in the center of inscripted wall stating: "Justice, Wisdom and Fortitude guard this loyal city" and the other side "A Glory of Guadalajara ". Located in the Avenues López Mateos, Vallarta, Gulf of Cortez Agustin Yañez Ring Diagonal, a few meters from the Arcos de Guadalajara, in the municipality of Guadalajara forming a roundabout. The statue was criticized by suspect that the Minerva actually had the face of the sculptor, or was ill-proportioned. Therefore it was requested to one of famous Mexican sculptors to make some changes to stylize the monument and see more feminine, but he flatly refused and demonstrating to citizens that the proportions of the statue were correct and made no change to the giant sculpture. Over the years, apart from being an icon of the city of Guadalajara, La Minerva has become the meeting place to celebrate the triumphs of the fans of team Chivas of the Mexican national soccer team and also is a meeting place for political or social events.

photo by argicgr
edited by mobydick74

  Mexico, Guadalajara

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