The monument comprises a grey marble step on which a number of obelisk forms are erected. The first obelisk contains various sculptures: at the front, a woman carved out of white marble, representing Pamplona and resting on a shield bearing the city coat of arms; on the sides, two bas-reliefs symbolising Rhythm, by two women initiating a regional dance, and Homage paying reverence to Art, ortrayed by a woman prostrate before a figure playing the violin, and on the rear face there are two figures holding the violin and bow, and composing a musical allegory in reference to the instrument which brought fame and immortality to Pablo Sarastate, to whom the monument was originally dedicated. In March 1964, the bust of Sarasate, created by León Barrenechea, was replaced by a bustof Hilarión Eslava, a musician and composer from Burlada, Navarra. The features are extremely realistic, with arched brows and a creased forehead, created by Juan Quevado. The bust of the violinist was transferred to the façade of the Pablo Sarasate Higher Conservatory of Music, located in the street calle Aoiz.
José Javier Azanza