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Alameda Park, Santiago de Compostela

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN - October 10th 2017 - The statue of the two Marias stands at the entrance to the Alameda Park as a quiet reminder of Spain's conservative dictatorship and Civil War. The two sisters faced persecution during the Spanish Civil War for their family ties to harboring fugitives and outspoken liberal views. It is believed they became quite extravagant characters as a result of the persecution and would dress flamboyantly and walk around the Alameda Park, flirting and joking with students.

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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN - October 10th 2017 - The statue of the two Marias stands at the entrance to the Alameda Park as a quiet reminder of Spain's conservative dictatorship and Civil War. The two sisters faced persecution during the Spanish Civil War for their family ties to harboring fugitives and outspoken liberal views. It is believed they became quite extravagant characters as a result of the persecution and would dress flamboyantly and walk around the Alameda Park, flirting and joking with students.