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Surprising Statue

You'll find this huge statue in the middle of a traffic circle on the way to Montechristi. Kind of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
The statue that signify something

It was bigger in real life than the picture. Driving by, one will find it almost intimidating... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Nkee
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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“Surprising Statue”
8 Jul 2018
“The statue that signify something”
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a very tall statue located in a traffic circle on the highway that runs from Manta to Montecristi. The statue is of a young lady demonstrating the traditional way of making the "Panama" hat. Although the "stand" that she leans on can be...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

You'll find this huge statue in the middle of a traffic circle on the way to Montechristi. Kind of grotesque, definitely kitsch. I wanted to take a photo but we were in a cab.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A nice treat in the middle of a traffic circle. She was completed just before the big earthquake of 2016 and managed to still be standing after much of Manta had fallen.

Thank ScottC4748
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It was bigger in real life than the picture. Driving by, one will find it almost intimidating. Very interesting, I had to stop to take a picture. We saw the lady making the hat, we just stood there and watch her expertise in hat making.

Thank Nkee
Reviewed 7 July 2018

It is not the kind of thing that you expect to see in the middle of a large roundabout; but its existence is explained because it is on the route from Manta (the prime Tuna fishing port) and Montechristi, on of the main towns where...More

Thank unclebobjim
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We just saw it from our vehicle as we drove by it and that was completely adequate. It is a nice, colourful statue, but in a poor location. And as our guide said, it looks nothing like the little old ladies who actually do make...More

Thank Calvert T
Reviewed 25 January 2018

As others have stated this is in the middle of a round about and no way can you view it up close. It would be best if could be moved so it could be appreciated and viewed better.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was a lovely statue to see but sadly, it is in the middle of a traffic circle and the grounds under her have been poorly maintained or just plain neglected. There is pull over space to take pictures though.

Thank Alanna P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

However, the location is in a crazy roundabout, traffic coming from everywhere, so stopping for a picture is not really a good idea unless traffic has died down or you can maneuver your way.

Thank paolabbg
Reviewed 7 November 2017

it's a roundabout, not much to see it's in a heavily transited city entrance so you can't really stop by and see it, it shows a part of our culture that should be considered when trying to understand a culture

Thank Jorge O
Reviewed 2 July 2017

She is in the middle of a crazy round about. This is not a very safe place to take a pic. It is a beautiful statue and well worth the pic from the car.

Thank Amy W
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liseausman
26 June 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
Yes and you can buy Panama hats in Manta, credit card use ok in most places but smaller shops still prefer cash.
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liseausman
26 June 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
The hats are sold in Manta and Montecristi and at places between. You can use credit card in many shops but some of the smaller still prefer cash. Visa seems to be king but my MasterCard was accepted without surcharge... More
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