The Monument to the Revolution, better known as “El Chulón” (the naked man) is an icon in El Salvador. This gigantic work of art stands at the end of Avenida La Revolución in Colonia San Benito, San Salvador.
Built in 1955, during Colonel Oscar Osorio presidency commemorates the revolutionary movement of December 14, 1948, when he defeated General Salvador Castaneda Castro and culminated in the making of the 1950 Constitution.
The work is the creation of Claudio Cevallos (Mexican) and his wife Violeta Bonilla (Salvadoran) a student of world-renowned muralist Diego Rivera. “El Chulón” is a naked man who represents the people freed from restraints imposed by the government at that time. It is worth mentioning that this striking silhouette is made out of thousands of stones from different regions of the country.
Next to El Chulón there is an additional sculpture named “Allegory of the Constitution of 1950″ or “Freedom Monument.” It is massive stone carving depicting a worker and a mother with her child. There is also a girl, two female figures, a soldier with his rifle and a woman holding the 1950 Constitution. All of them are carrying a naked woman covered with the flag of El Salvador. Its author was Francisco Zúñiga (from Costa Rica).
Both monuments stand at the entrance of the El Salvador Museum of Art (MARS) and there is no fee.
How to get there:
Address: Final Avenida Revolution, adjacent to the Teatro Presidente.
If travelling by car, drive from the International Center for Fairs and Conventions (CIFCO), up to the Monument of the Revolution. You can park outside the monument, or for your convenience, you can use museum car park.
If travelling by bus use route 30-B (from the Metrocenter Mall). Ask the driver for a stop at Plaza Italia. The monument is walking distance. Ticket cost US$ 0.25 to US$0.35
Both monuments share The Museum of Art (MARS) schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 on 6:00 p.m.
Telephone Museum of Art in El Salvador: 2243-6099
Official Website: www.marte.org.sv
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