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In the center of the plaza is a large sculpture "The Freedom Monument", by the German Edmundo Möeller. It was not originally intended to be in Peru.

After WWI Moeller planned a memorial of freedom with three elements: action, depression and liberation. He sculpted the large travertine marble figures, but couldn't find anyone who was interested in installing them in a public place. Then in 1923, a magazine ran a competition for the Peruvian city of Trujillo to pick an artist to do a national monument to Peru's 1821 independence. Moeller's sculpture won the award.

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