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SQUARE OF WEAPONS OR BIGGER SQUARE DE TRUJILLO


Beautiful and historical square, where Martin of is you the line of the city it began, for the founder's responsibility Diego of I Raddle; in December of 1534. In their beginnings the square desaloda appeared, without any monument, until in 1841 don Pedro of Mandalengoitia Sanz of Zaráte donated a pileta made in white stone that was built in its country property and obraje of Santa Cruz of Carabamba. In 1867 the pileta was illuminated with eight davits with its respective streetlights and he/she settled an iron grate to protect it. To the center he/she is the Monument of The Freedom, sculpted by German Edmundo Moeller and then armed by Enrique Albretch. It was inaugurated July 4 of 1929.

The monument of The Freedom consists of 3 bodies, each one with a special meaning.

BODY I: 04 statues.
-The Abundance, symbolized by the woman that sustains in a hand a necklace and in the other one a cluster of grapes.
-The Science, represented by the old man with a youth that sustains an open book.
-The Trade whose symbol is the man with a jagged wheel under the legs, and
-The Health, expressed by the man that takes a wheat sheaf, the lamb and the naked boy.

BODY II: 03 statues.
-The Slavery, is the man that has the hands on the neck.
-The Action or the you need of freedom, represented by the man that tries to break the chains.
-The Liberation, the man with the lifted arms making fist.

BODY III: 01 statue.
-The Youth, represented by the man that is stopped on the terraqueous globe catching a brand.

Metal Badges:
1) proclamation of Trujillo's (December 29 1820) Independence
2) battle of Junín (August 6 1824)
3) battle of Ayacucho (December 9 1824)

Source: http://www.trujillodelperu.com/plazas.htm



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