A limestone sculpture created by the Cantabrian Víctor de los Ríos Campos in tribute to the teacher looks proud in Parque del Oeste, at the end of Avenida de Camoens, in Madridcapital of Spain.
The sculpture, approximately 5 meters high and which had a cost of one and a half million pesetas (9,000 euros), represents a teacher explaining the lesson to a child who carries a book in his hands. It is a tribute from the Spanish people to the beloved figure of the teacher and was inaugurated on Sunday, November 28, 1965.
For the creation of the figure of the student, the sculptor based himself on the figure of Francisco Franco y Martínez-Bordiú, who attended the opening ceremony, which was chaired by the then Minister of National Education, Manuel Lora-Tamayo. They were both who they discovered the inscription of the monument in which you can read “To the teacher”while the chords of the national anthem played in the background.
On one of the sides of the base of the sculpture you can see the Rios signature (the author), in addition to «Professor Promoter Dtr Chico y Rello». Later, and a little lower down, the inscription «The Master Honorary Member of the Friends of the Layer 27-11-1970» was added.