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El Cenachero Statue

Address: Plaza de la Marina, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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Ranked #33 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Cenachero is an emblem of Malaga's past. It represents a fisherman who sells fish on the streets of the city. The man is shown with two baskets (called cenachos in Spanish) full of fish. The baskets were made of grass hemp. This custom of selling fish on the street is no longer done because today we have the markets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The statue of El Cenachero stands at Plaza de la Marina. The sculpture made by Jaime Fernández Pimentel in 1964 represents a symbol of Malaga. It is a fisherman carrying two large straw baskets selling fish on the street. The sculptor from Malaga was inspired by a real fisherman called Manolo "El Petaca" (the Flask). The statue was originally located... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Plaza de la Marina has a bronze statue of El Cenachero, who represents a fisherman who sells fish on the streets of the city. The man is shown with two baskets (called cenachos in Spanish) full of fish. The baskets were made of grass hemp. The fishermen would sell boquerones, jureles, sardinas and chanquetes. The statue shows the fisherman... More 

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