The Hatter of Alice in Wonderland, the rock singer Freddie Mercury, and more characters from series such as The Incredibles become tourist attractions from this December 26 until January 12, 2019.
These“años viejos” (old years giant figures), totaling 35 sectors of the south and southwest, are part of the exhibition of giant characters through established routes.
The presentation was made this Monday by Gloria Gallardo, president of the Tourism Company, who said that the artisans have committed to disarm their creations and avoid burning.
During the 18 days, the artisans will exhibit their puppets, and finally the night of January 12 will have an award event that will give $ 8,000 to the creators.
The first circuit runs through streets such as Ayacucho, Huancavilca, Capitán Nájera, among others. There, the artisans hurry with the elaboration. In some cases, the giants have taken shape and only the details and finishes are polished.
“The prizes encourage people to improve the quality of their work,” enthused Carlos Zapata. This year, he made 15 Smurfs dolls.
The third guide Guayaquil is my destination to travel the Route of the Giants was also presented yesterday. It contains the works of giants elaborated by 34artisans in 2017. (I)