La India Fountain

Fuente de La India, La India Fountain
This fountain sculpted in 1837, is undoubtedly, one of the most representative symbols of the capital.

Like other emblematic fountains of the city and from the colonial time like Los leones (San Franciso de Asis Square ) or that of Neptuno (Malecon Avenue), La India Fountain was sculpted in white marble of Carrara.

The first place where it was placed was in Campo de Marte, today, Parque de la Fraternidad, in Centro Habana, place to which it has been returned to.

The female figure, main body of the work, is like its name, an Indian woman. Her naked torso and her body dressed quite casually with a revealing robe show a sensual and a captivating femininity.

Like other group of sculptures of Old Havana , two motifs prevails over this work, the city shield that the Indian set in his right hand and a abundance pot in her left hand. The first refers to the first three fortifications of the city: La Fuerza , El Morro and La Punta fortresses.

The second, is a cornucopia of Creole fruits, crowned by the queen of all Cuban fruits: the pineapple