Plaza Centenario

1200 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Plaza Centenario serves as a community gathering place and tribute to the connection between Minneapolis and our sister city, Cuernavaca, Morelos. The plaza features a partially shaded plot with an elevated bronze sculpture depicting Emiliano Zapata, an important leader to the peasants during the Mexican Revolution which happened 1910-1920. The sculpture was created by artist German Michel Leal and gifted to the city of Minneapolis by the Mexican state of Morelos in 2007 and spent its first 5 years in La Alborada Mercado, a Mexican market on Lake and Longfellow not far from Plaza Centenario.

Facing the sculpture is a gorgeous mural titled Our Lake Street Loves and created in 2018 by Good Space Murals in partnership with Pangea World Theater. The plaza has been adopted by Pangea World Theater to host dance classes in collaboration with the group “Don’t You Feel It Too?”. Aside from engagement in the community, Pangea World Theater has been located at 711 W. Lake Street for 17 years.

Plaza Centenario also includes an impressive mosaic archway side entrance created by Marilyn Lindstrom. Across 12th Avenue from Plaza Centenario are several businesses including Hart Law Office offering immigration law services and counsel and the parking lot serves as a frequent home of two highly recommended taco trucks.

Plaza Centenario
The mosaic archway at Plaza Centenario
Jess Bergman Tank