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Tampa, Florida: Pirate Statue

Bronze statue of an ornately dressed anonymous pirate with his cutlass impaled in someone's skull. Sculpted by Vala Ola in 2020, titled "The Buccaneer."


1810 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL
Ulele. On the west side of N. Highland Ave., just south of its intersection with W. 7th Ave. Look for the "Ulele" sign on the brick wall, then follow the path to the pond and the statue.
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Pirate statue.

Cool Pirate

A pirate statue on the grounds of the Ulele restaurant. Is it Jack Sparrow? Captain Morgan? Good guesses, but it's more likely Tampa's most infamous pirate, Jos Gaspar (aka Gasparilla).

[Jayme M, 05/17/2024]

Simply titled "The Buccaneer," it was sculpted by Vala Ola and unveiled in January 2020.

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