Avenida Monseñor Rivero

Coordinates: 17°46′23.07″S 63°10′56.5″W / 17.7730750°S 63.182361°W / -17.7730750; -63.182361 Avenida Monseñor Rivero is a street in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It is located between the 1st and 2nd ring roads of the city, and is full of restaurants, cafes and bars catering to the wealthier sectors.[1][2][3]

At one end of the street stands the Cristo Redentor statue, which is used as an iconic image of cruceño identity.[4] The statue by Emiliano Luján was inaugurated in 1960. It was financed by donations from cruceña women in La Paz.[5] At the other end lies the Palacio de Justicia ('Palace of Justice'), constructed in 1996.[6][7]

The annual Santa Cruz carnival procession passes through the left-hand side of Avenida Monseñor Rivero, before reaching the Cristo Redentor statue. The procession then returns towards the centre through the right-hand side of Avendia Monseñor Rivero.[8][9]

In 2003 an illuminated glass fountain was installed at the avenue. The fountain was supposed to symbolize the cultural diversity of the city.[10] The fountain was however removed in 2008 (having been out of function for a longer period of time), when the street underwent renovation.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Entertainment in Santa Cruz, Bolivia". Lonely Planet. 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  3. ^ Castro Cavero, Rosa. Los niños de la calle en Bolivia. Madrid: Entinema, 2008. p. 59[dead link]
  4. ^ PIEB, Periódico Digital. "Periódico Digital PIEB: Los brazos del Cristo Redentor de Santa Cruz se abrieron en La Paz". Periódico Digital PIEB (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-03-22.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2011-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2011-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Gandarilla Guardia, Nino. 400 años de carnaval cruceño: (compendio). Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Gobierno Municipal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 1999. p. 282
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "El mejor paseo de Santa Cruz está en la Av.Monseñor Rivero".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2011-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)