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Mafalda in Oviedo
Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo
  • Mafalda in Oviedo

The most famous Argentine

The Argentine graphic humorist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known by his pseudonym: Quino, passed away in 2020. His death has saddened millions of followers around the world. In Asturias, they had a special affection for it since in 2014 the statue of Mafalda was located in the most popular and visited of the Oviedo parks. This sculpture has joined the one Woody Allen has in a nearby street, which has become an icon of the city since its inauguration in 2003 and Currently they are the two most sought after photos by tourists who visit the Asturian capital.




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Who made the statue of Mafalda?

The artist who created the work is Argentine sculptor Pablo IrrgangHe is also the author of the Mafalda sculptures in San Telmo, on the corner of Chile and Defensa. The sculpture is made of clay and covered with resin and fiberglass to protect it from inclement weather.

Mafalda in Oviedo

How old is Mafalda?

At the beginning of the comic, Mafalda is four years old. and at her young age she is always attentive to world events. Concerned about what she hears and sees on the radio and television, she offers a vision wrapped in pessimism, although she always has the utopian idea that everything will be fixed and world peace will be possible. She always makes adults uncomfortable with her questions about what is socially established, the position of women in the world and the political future.

What is Mafalda's favorite food?

If we ask, everyone could say the dish that Mafalda hates with all her might: soup. maybe more unknown her favorite dish: pancakes. He likes these so much that he is able to eat soup to be able to enjoy this dessert.

Who is Mafalda's best friend?

Felipe is Mafalda's best friend. In the vignettes, he may be one of the characters who most endears himself. He is very imaginative and dreamy, does not like to study and has little willpower.
Also in his group of friends is susanita, whose greatest wish in life is to marry a rich and handsome man, her character offers a role of a classic domestic woman at her young age.
Mafalda is also accompanied by her brother Guille and a small gang of friends, in addition to Felipe and Susanita, Manolito, Miguelito and Libertad share their experiences.

Where is the statue of Mafalda?

The world famous Mafalda is sitting on a bench in San Francisco Park, in the center of Oviedo, in front of the duck pond.
Its inauguration was in 2014 and Quino, its creator, was able to attend, since that same year 2014 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. He attended the Campoamor Theater to receive his award and also to the inauguration of the sculpture.

Park of San Francisco de Oviedo

Park of San Francisco de Oviedo

If we talk about one of the hearts of social life in Oviedo, a heart that coincides with its main…


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda


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