Monumento Al Ahogado

Monumento Al Ahogado

Coordinates: 34°57′28.31″S 54°56′13.85″W / 34.9578639°S 54.9371806°W / -34.9578639; -54.9371806

La mano
Artist Mario Irarrázabal
Year 1982
Type Concrete and plastic
reinforced with steel
Parada 1 at Brava Beach, Punta del Este

La mano (The hand) is a sculpture of five human fingers partially emerging from sand, located on Parada 1 at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay. It is also known as either Hombre emergiendo a la vida, Monumento los Dedos(Monument of the Fingers) or Monumento al Ahogado although his author does not like this annotation (English: Monument to the Drowned). In English, its popular name is The Hand.

It is a famous sculpture that has become a symbol for Punta del Este since its completion in February 1982, and in turn has become one of Uruguay's most recognizable landmarks.

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