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Monumento a los Caídos

Monument to the Fallen in the Spanish Civil War

Enrique Cejas Zaldívar & Alonso Reyes Barroso
1946

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Description

Cross-shaped tower of 25 meters high with a belvedere at the top. Surrounding the base is a group of sculptures designed by Enrique Cejas Zaldívar and Alonso Reyes, consisting of four sculptural pieces: the allegory of the Homeland holding the Fallen; a winged woman representing Victory and alluding to those maritime expeditions that returned gloriously to their native land, and two figures of soldiers in a resting position and with a sword in their hands, representing civic and military values, respectively. The walls of the base are covered by bas-reliefs.
This monument was built at the idea of Captain General García Escámez during the Economic Command, after the Civil War.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Monumento a los Caídos
La alegoría de la Patria sosteniendo al Caído / Allegory of the Homeland holding the Fallen, by Cejas.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Monumento a los Caídos
La Victoria / Victory, by Reyes.

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Soldados en posición de descanso / Soldiers in a resting position by Cejas.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Monumento a los Caídos
Relief soldiers with a gun, by Cejas.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Monumento a los Caídos
Relief farmers with agricultural products, by Cejas.

Inscription(s)

TENERIFE EN HONOR A TODOS LOS
QUE DIERON SU VIDA POR ESPAÑA
TENERIFE TER ERE VAN ALLEN
DIE HUN LEVEN GAVEN VOOR SPANJE

este monumento fue costea
do por suscripcion publica y
con la aportacion del mando
economico siendo capitan ge-
neral del archipielago el exmo
sr dn francisco garcia-escamez
iniesta ----- año mcmxlvi
Dit monument is betaald
door middel van een openbare inschrijving en
met de bijdrage van het economisch
commando, zijnde kapitein-ge-
neraal van de archipel excellentie
de heer Francisco García-Escámez
Iniesta ----- in het jaar 1946

Signature

(relief) cejas zaldivar Nbre 1946

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Monumento a los Caídos

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Location (N 28°28'0" - W 16°14'49")

Item Code: esca557; Photograph: 1 February 2020
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