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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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Beautiful roundabout

Powerful misting fountains surround this statue. This interesting attraction is in a busy roundabout. Watch your rear view mirrors as you admire the beauty or you will crash.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2016
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San Francisco
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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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Thank Emily K
Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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Thank TJ K
Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Great to ride by or stroll by on Sundays. On the westside of the city, it's where the via recreativa ends. Most days it's an island surrounded by shark infested waters -- that its, unrelenting traffic makes it impossible to enjoy from a pedestrian's point of view. But on that one day of the week, Sunday until 2:00 pm., this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

There's nothing much to recommend about Minerva. The neighbourhood is great but the actual monument is difficult to see or access because of the constant roaring traffic that surrounds it.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a statue in the middle of a round about. You can see it at a distance but the opportunity to get up close is not there. The fountain around it is impressive when it is running, but seems to be switched off sometimes. It is a very busy path for cars so you will have the constant traffic... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Powerful misting fountains surround this statue. This interesting attraction is in a busy roundabout. Watch your rear view mirrors as you admire the beauty or you will crash.

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Thank 7268
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

You can visit this beautiful statue if you buy a ticket at the Plaza (Downtown) in a Tapatio Tours. Take you to Guadalajara Downtown

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New York City, New York
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

La Minerva is one of the largest and most fountains in Guadalajara. Its located outside the City center and usually youll pass it while driving towards the Expo Guadalajara area. While the Minerva is nice I personally would not go out of my way to visit it. Its a Big rotanda usually with lots of traffic making it hard to... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This status, as other noted, is in the middle of a round-about. It is rather large and a place that when something good happens, becomes a collection place for the locals to celebrate. I was there Jan 22, 2016 and there was some scaffolding on one-side. It did not take away from the effect though. If you can plan it... More 

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