La Minerva is a representative monument of the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco , Mexico . The fountain is adorned with a statue of the Roman goddess Minerva ( Athena in Hellenic culture), the work of the sculptor Joaquín Arias. It is the second largest fountain in the city after the one found within the Mayor Park. The work was carried out during the period of Governor Agustín Yáñez, who commissioned the project to the architect Julio de la Peña, and it was inaugurated in 1956.
It is one of the symbols par excellence of the Perla Tapatia next to the Guadalajara Cathedral, the Hospicio Cabañas, the Degollado Theater and the Guadalajara Arches.