alberto gutierrez / nicaragua

The Finca El Jalacate is located in the middle of the Reserva Tisey in the north of Nicaragua. More than 40 years ago, Alberto Gutierrez moved to this place to detox from alcohol. Since then he has been designing a rock wall with reliefs of animals and religious bible scenes. He is now in the age of 78 and his life’s work has taken on a considerable size. On his birthday in October, even Nicaraguan television did a report on him. When we visited him, he was clearing another part of the wall. Alberto is far from reaching his goal.

Our Spanish knowledge was not enough to understand his epic poemas but this didn’t stop him from talking extensively. But we got the quintessence: his world is a beautiful place.

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