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Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad

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Mexico City – Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. (Board of Trustees for The Friendship Route Ltd.) was founded in 1994 by Luis Javier de la Torre González and Javier Ramírez Campuzano in their altruistic search for restoring, conserving, and spreading knowledge about this legacy from the Cultural Olympics by inviting Embassies, and private and public institutions to participate through a trust created by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (the National Fund for Culture and Arts) from donations and products/services in kind. From the work done by the Board, today there are 20 restored and conserved works of art with two remaining to be rescued.

From its re-adaptation, the Friendship Route has come up with various alternative proposals: the Intervention Program, which is made up of multidisciplinary artists that give constant care to the works of art and their surroundings; Urban Ecology Action, that looks after the Jardines Nativos de Pedregal (Native Gardens of Pedregal), where the flora and fauna is being rescued and natural rainwater collectors around the sculptures are being created; and the Proyecto de Bosques Comestibles (Edible Forest Project), in the wetlands zone, where different species native to Xochimilco are sowed and harvested. Other responsibilities of the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. include the Conservation of the heritage of the Festival Mundial de Pintura Infantil México ’68 (The 1968 World Festival of Children’s Painting) and the editions, movies and publicity for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico.

Snapshots: August 18

Key Links

Facebook: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad
Twitter: @rutamex68

Embajada del Uruguay en México. Instituto Italiano de Cultura Ciudad de México Foro Cultural de Austria en México – Österreichisches Kulturforum in Mexiko Cenidiap, INBA Secretaría de Turismo de México

Torre de los Vientos Ruta de la Amistad Ciudad de Mexico


  • When are the next scheduled tours of the artworks?



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One thought on “Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad

  1. Busco a Luis Javier de la Torre, yo participé en la olimpiada cultural del 68 obteniendo el 2o lugar nivel secundarias categoría mural y acudí a recibir el premio al auditorio nacional.

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