The surface may be small

"You say: Galicia is very small. And I say: there is a World of Galicia. Every piece of a land is in itself as the entire World. You may journey from North to South, from East to West, in little time; you may do so over and over again, and yet you shall not travel it whole. And every time you go, you shall come across new things (…) The surface may be small; in depth, entity, Galicia is as great as you wish…" -Vicente Risco

This type of cross statue very Galician. Many yards and town squares are home to such statues (however, I can't remember the special name they call them!).