Belgrave Square (SW1)
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.
Bronze statue of Simón Bolívar in uniform presenting a speech. It stands on a stone plinth on a larger plinth, which serves as a bench during lunchtime. On the front of this lower plinth is the name BOLIVAR, on the sides are bronze reliefs of the coat of arms of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, and Panama.
liberator of venezuela colombia
ecuador peru and panama.
founder of bolivia. born in
caracas, venezuela 24 july, 1783
he died in santa marta, colombia
17 december 1830.
erected in 1974 on behalf of
the countries of latin america
liberated and founded by simon
"i am convinced that england
alone is capable of protecting
the world's precious rights as
she is great, glorious and wise"
CARACAS | venezuela | 1973
Unveiled by James Callaghan, then Foreign Secretary, and the Venezuelan president Rafael Caldera. The statue of Bolívar in London is said to represent him as a maker of constitutions, in contrast to those in Madrid, Rome and Paris, which are equestrian.
- Hugo Daini (Roma, Italia 1919 - Caracas, Venezuela 1976),
Italian-Venezuelan sculptor, lived since 1949 in Venezuela
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 238-239.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 287.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 144.
Locatie (N 51°29'57" - W 0°9'8") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo066; Photograph: 4 August 2014
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