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Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero y Santayana

Aranda de Duero, Burgos, 1729 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1797
Spanish Lieutenant general best known for repelling Admiral Nelson's attack on Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797
Manuel Bethencourt & Francisco Cid Gestí

Santa Cruz de Tenerife /  Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero y Santayana   Santa Cruz de Tenerife /  Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero y Santayana


Bust on a square column, with next to it a steel plate with a text plaque.

The sculptor Manual Bethencourt Santana made two copies of the Cid's original of 1969 (Museo Militar Regional de Canarias), the one in Aranda de Duero and this one in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


santa cruz de santiago
de tenerife




comandante general
de las islas canarias
vencedor de nelson
el 25 de julio de 1797
Santa Cruz de Santiago
de Tenerife


D. Antonio Gutiérrez


General commander
of the Canary Islands
victor of Nelson
25 July 1797


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Locatie (N 28°27'55" - W 16°14'53") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: esca561; Photograph: 1 February 2020
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