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Simón Bolívar

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco
Caracas 1783 - Santa Marta, Colombia 1830
military and political leader; played a key role in Latin America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.
(Wikipedia)
Juan Jaén Díaz
1970

Garachico /  Simón Bolívar   Garachico /  Simón Bolívar

Description

Statue of Simón Bolívar standing in a thoughtfur pose, with one hand at his chin. On the side of tha baseplate the name of the donor: amigos de garachico. At the right side of the pedestal a plaque is mounted with a genealogy of Bolívar's descent from the brothers Juan and Tomas de Ponte Fernandez y Clavijo, who emigrated at the end of the sixteenth century from Garachico to Venezuela. The brothers are grandchildren of the founder of Garachico Cristóbal de Ponte, whose bust is in the Parque de la Puerta de Tierra.

The monolith at the base, the light source and the gardens are the work of the Garachian artist Pascual González Regalado. T coats-of-arms of the Bolivarian countr and Spain, engraved in bronze by the artists Edelina Martín, Rosa León, Roberto Padrón and Francisco Rodríguez, have been embedded in the pavement of the square. The coats of arms of Spain and Venezuela are directly in front of the statue (we photographed only four of them).

Garachico - Simón Bolívar
Venezuela
Garachico - Simón Bolívar
Spain
Garachico - Simón Bolívar
Panama
Garachico - Simón Bolívar
Peru

Inscription(s)

SIMON
BOLIVAR

    Monumento erigido a la egregia figura
de Simon Bolivar por iniciativa de la
Asociacion Civil Amigos de Garachico
en Venezuela, como justo homenaje de
la colectividad canaria al pueblo
venezolano.
Escultor Juan Jaen     24 de Julio 1970
Monument erected to the great figure
of Simon Bolivar at the initiative of the
Civil Association Friends of Garachico
in Venezuela, as a fair tribute by
the Canarian community of the Venezuelan
people
Sculptor Juan Jaen 25 July 1970

Garachico - Simón Bolívar

Los hermanos Juan y Tomas de Ponte Fernandez
y Clavijo nacidos en Garachico, llevarian a
Venezuela la sangre canaria de Simon Bolivar
The brothers Juan and Tomas de Ponte Fernandez
y Clavijo, born in Garachico, would bring
to Venezuela the Canarian blood of Simon Bolivar
 Juan
de Ponte Fernández
y Clavijo
[c. 1542-1641
x
Maria de Rebolledo y Diaz

|
Tomas
de Ponte Fernández
y Clavijo
[c. 1550-...
x
Ines de Paz y Gomez]

|
 
Pedro
Blanco
Gerardo
[1557-1615]
Beatriz
de Ponte
y Rebolledo
[c. 1570-c. 1610]
Francisca
de Ponte y Paz*
[ca. 1585-c. 1667
x
[Francisco Infante Gomez de Aguero y Rojas]
|
---------------
|
|
Alejandro
Blanco de Ponte
[1603-...]
Francisca
Infante
de [Rojas y] Ponte*
1606-...]
---------------
|
Mateo Blanco Infante
[1642-1725
x
Josefa Fernandez de Araujo y Rivilla]

|
Mateo Blanco Infante
[Mateo Jose Blanco y Fernandez de Araujo, 1689-1742]
|
Francisca Blanco de Herrera
[1738-...
x
Feliciano de Palacios Sojo y Gil de Arratia]

|
Maria de la Concepción
Palacios y Blanco
[1758-1792]
Juan Vicente
de Bolívar y Ponte
[1726-1786]
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|
Simón Bolívar Palacios
[1783-1830]
*On the plaque "Francisca Infante de Ponte" is interchanged with her mother "Francisca de Ponte y Paz"
This, and the information in grey and between brackets, is derived from Bolívar's genealogy on Geneanet.

Garachico - Simón Bolívar

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Spain
  • Bolívar, Simón
  • Coat of arms
  • Genealogical tree
  • Jaén Díaz, Juan
  • Military leader
  • President
  • Statue
  • Location (N 28°22'23" - W 16°45'52")

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