The sculpture is part of the garden of gethsemane walk around the last supper road trips are often dotted with stops suggested by the website atlas obscura. The garden of gethsemane is an old tucson treasure.
The garden of gethsemane is a popular spot for intimate weddings and for people who want to pray and to light candles.
Garden of gethsemane tucson. The garden of gethsemane is a public sculpture garden located just west of downtown tucson. They were gone in subsequent visits leaving behind no discernible sculptural legacy. The garden of gethsemane was first moved in 1971 for construction of the congress street bridge.
Situated next to the santa cruz river on west congress street this peaceful garden was created to house the sculptures of artist felix lucero. Description located on the western bank of the santa cruz riverbed the tiny park a walled sculpture garden really is an unexpected oasis just outside the daytime hustle and bustle of downtown. Congress ave placed it in front of another statue and drew symbols and messages referencing satan on both.
The current facility was constructed in 1982 as a part of the santa cruz river flood control improvements. It is definitely worth the visit. Someone took the head off of a disciple statue in the garden of gethsemane at 670 w.
The garden of gethsemane a replica of a similar garden near jerusalem the scene of christ s agony and betrayal the night before his. Altas obscura s garden of gethsemane write up. It is conveniently located right off the congress street exit on highway ten.
Garden of gethsemane artist felix lucero sculpted it to thank god for sparing him in world war i. Looking for something to do that was still open and allowed for some needed movement and fresh air we ventured to the garden of gethsemane which we had not visited before in all our visits to tucson. When we first visited in the 1990s there were homeless people sleeping in the bushes around the gates budding folk art sculptors.
Such was the case for a recent trip to tucson arizona where in an open air park one can find a life sized sculpture of the last supper. Tucson was lucero s last stop on his sculpting tour. He lived under a nearby bridge.
The grounds are in much better shape than i ve seen them in a long time.