Árbol de la Sidra – Gijón, Spain - Gastro Obscura

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Árbol de la Sidra

Gijón, Spain

Made up of 3,200 recycled glass bottles, this tree pays homage to Asturia's love of cider. 

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Asturias, in the north of Spain, is well-known for sidrerías, which pour bone-dry cider, often from great heights for dramatic effect. Each August, the city of Gijón celebrates with its Cider Festival To mark the occasion in 2013, this homage to the region’s favorite boozy beverage was unveiled in the Gijón Marina. This tree’s glinting, green branches are made up of 3,200 glass cider bottles. The number of containers is the equivalent to the annual glass consumption of 100 families.

Each night, the “tree” is illuminated by means of a large lamp housed inside. According to a plaque near the sculpture, this unusual monument is a nod to the tree of life, as well as a visual representation of how it is possible to preserve natural resources by reusing everyday objects.

This tree’s glinting, green branches are made up of 3,200 glass cider bottles which weigh nearly eight metric tonnes. The number of containers is the equivalent to the annual glass consumption of 100 families.

Each night, the “tree” is illuminated by means of a large lamp housed inside. The sculpture is a nod to the tree of life, as well as a visual representation of how it is possible to preserve natural resources by reusing everyday objects.

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This glittering sculpture is hard to miss as soon as you reach the marina.

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