Miradors del Mar
When driving or walking along Shoreline Boulevard, next to Corpus Christi Bay, visitors and resident alike have to admire the eight gazebo-like structures called Miradors del Mar or “sea watchers”.
The Devary Durrill Foundation installed the Miradors along the Corpus Christi seawall and they were dedicated in October 1991. They provide visitors with shady rest spots and drinking fountains. Each Mirador contains a different historical plaque and gives visitors the opportunity to learn a little history of the area. One of the Miradors is a tribute to famous Tejano music legend and Corpus Christi native Selena Quintanilla. Visit the Selena Museum.
The benches help to beautify the seawall and also to serve the community as a place to relax, meditate, and enjoy the bay front. The benches are sponsored by families and individuals in memory of loved ones. For information call 884-8857.
More art in the District
Sculptures and Art Parks
Electrical Box Murals
Voyage Model Solar System on the Seawall:
The Voyage exhibition, created by National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), is a one to 10-billion scale model of the Solar System. It stretched 2,000 feet (600 meters) and contains ten 8.5 -foot high aluminum stanchions that locate the Sun, nine planets, and three smaller stanchions that provide entry points to the exhibition and address asteroids and comets. Corpus Christi is one of only six communities to have such an exhibit.
Voyage starts Shoreline at Peoples St. on the seawall and moves north.
WALKS COMING SOON!
Historic Walking Tour: DMD is working with the City of Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi Science and History Museum to install historic markers along Chaparral St. between William and Taylor streets. The first phase is anticipated to be completed soon.
Founders Tour: A Corpus Christi historical founders tour is in the works. More information will be available soon, check back for details.