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Facelift and new QR codes for capital’s 100 sculptures 

The city council’s culture department will hire a service for cleaning and maintenance of municipal sculptures that embellish the city. In addition, QR codes with detailed information of the works will be installed.

There are more than 100sculptures in the capital and they will be subjected to an exhaustive task of cleaning and maintenance. For this purpose, the tendering works for the aforementioned services have already begun.
First deputy mayor and councillor for culture and historical heritage, Matilde Zambudio, said cleaning and maintaining the cultural heritage of Santa Cruz is a priority.
Taking advantage of these works, QR reader codes will be installed that will contain detailed references of the sculpture and its author. The information will be given in several languages.
All this information will be included for the first time on the website of the Santa Cruz City Council thanks to a catalogue that will also contain sculptural routes throughout the municipality.
In addition, permission has been given for the relocation of the sculpture “Courage” by the Canarian artist Manuel Bethencourt Santana in an area near the Plaza de España. “Courage” is a tribute to those who in 1797 repelled the attack of the English admiral Nelson to the capital of Tenerife.
Matilde Zambudio said: “The cultural heritage of Santa Cruz de Tenerife must be treated as it deserves, as it is the living expression of the essence of the city.”
The capital of Tenerife has in its streets works by artists such as Miró, Henry Moore and Óscar Domínguez.