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The sculpture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located in the grounds of the Seminary of Pamplona, opposite the new building. It stands on a six metre high mound and, from this raised position, it can be seen from the residential estate of Lezkairu. This classical-style figurative sculpture stands six metres high and weighs 2,500 kg. It was made in bronze by Rodrigo Espada Belmonte, a sculptor from Extremadura. The Archbishopric of Pamplona was behind the idea to install this sculpture, based on the words of Pope Benedict XVI, urging new priests and the faithful to pray for the heart of Jesus. Rodrigo Espada, who sculpted another two figures of the Sacred Heart, one for a town in the province of Badajoz and the other in Toledo, was commissioned to create the work. He first made a clay model and then scaled it up to full size, to be cast in bronze at a foundry in Arganda del Rey (Madrid). The statue was installed on the 15th June 2010 and was inaugurated on the 20th June, coinciding with the consecration of the dioceses of Pamplona and Tudela to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The ceremony was performed following a solemn procession formed not only by representatives of the archbishopric and the diocese of Pamplona, but also by the children who had made their first communion that year. The statue was blessed by the Archbishop of Pamplona, Francisco Pérez.

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Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Rodrigo Espada Belmonte, 2010

Bronze.

Figure: 600 cm. Pedestal: 600 cm grass mound.

Subject area: Religious.

Installation: 15th June 2010. Inauguration: 20th June 2010. Location: Seminary grounds.