Monumento a Colón: Two columns with on top a lion with a claw on a globe, symbolizing the Spanish empire. In the middle the two columns are connected by a caravel, with the names of Isabel and Fernando. On the pedestal are a relief portrait of Columbus in a medaillon and the coat of arms of the kings.
The monument has a height of 23 meter and is designed by the architect Juan Talavera, the lion and portrait are sculpted by Lorenzo Coullaut Valera.
Below the lion is the text:
A CRISTOBAL COLON
The monument is erected in 1921 on the initiative of Don Jose Laguillo y Bonilla, director of the newspaper Liberal. It was practically financed by popular subscription and by local cultural organizations.
When I was there to make photos it was raining, and moreover, the monument was in restauration. Jean-Michel Urvoy made in May 2004 a new photo for me of the medaillon with Columbus' portrait, and the overview photo is by Steve Tedoni.
This monument on postcards
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Location (N 37°23'0" - W 5°59'16")
Item Code: esan045;
Added: 24 December 2006
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