• Queen Calafia Statue - Turlock, California

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Calafia, sometimes also called Califia, was a fictitious black warrior queen who ruled over the mythical Island of California in a novel written by a Spanish author around 1500. This fountain statue of her was erected in downtown Turlock in 2005, and has stood here ever since, despite a drive to have it relocated. Her colorful robe is decked with symbols of the area's rich agricultural heritage.

      If you go:
      Calafia is not an indispensable masterpiece that you should go a great distance out of your way for, but if you're going to be in the neighborhood anyway, she's definitely worth checking out.


      Main and Market Streets
      Turlock, California 95380 USA

      Mailing address:
      Turlock Chamber Of Commerce
      115 S. Golden State Blvd.
      Turlock, CA 95380 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Turlock Chamber Of Commerce
      +1 (209) 632-5289