Fueros Statue. Paseo Sarasate
Opposite to the Palace of Navarre and at the end of the Paseo de Sarasate, the Fueros Statue (with 25m high) is located. It was erected in 1903 by public subscription in defense of the Navarre “fueros” (regional jurisdiction). The statue was as a symbol of protest against attempts in 1893 by the minister of the treasury at that time, Germán Gamazo, to abolish Navarre ancient regional jurisdiction.
The statue was created by Manuel Martínez Ubago and, among other symbols, bears the coats of arms of the former Courts of the Kingdom of Navarre. The coats of arms represent work, peace, justice, autonomy and history. At the monument's top, there is the bronze figure of a woman symbolizing Navarre, who holds the chains of the coat of arms and the ancient laws.
This statue has never been officially inaugurated; however, five plaques commemorate the reason of the statue and the rights. Nowadays, it is a meeting point.