Tourist Attraction in Porto Alegre: Estátua do Laçador
The Laçador statue (or Laçador monument) is a monument of the city of Porto Alegre. It is the representation of the gaucho traditionally pounded. It was defined by municipal law as Official Symbol of Porto Alegre in 1992. Its authorship is by the Peloton sculptor Antônio Caringi. In 2007, the monument was transferred from its original site, Bombeiro, to the site La Oçador, due to the construction of the Leonel Brizola viaduct. In order to use an authentic gaucho as a model for his work, Antônio Caringi counted on the folklorist Paixão Côrtes, who was then a young man who appreciated the customs of the South-Rio-Grandense champion culture, which he posed for the artist with his collection of gauchesque clothing. The monument is made of bronze, is 4.45 meters high and weighs 3.8 tons. The statue has a trapezoidal granite pedestal of 2.10 meters high.