The monument represents the navigator indicating with its left hand a point that is America in a map of the world. Columbus wears the clothes that appears in history books and has the raised head. The left foot, a little advanced, balances the image. The right hand maintains documents.
la colonia italiana
Just as its inspirador navigator, the statue 'was born' in Genoa. It was constructed by the company Tomagnini de Pietrasanta, in the province of Carrara. The Italian colony in Barranquilla, with Francisco Fiorillo at the top, sent it to construct in 1892 to flatter it to it to the city.
After the permission was granted, everything was prepared so that the statue was in Barranquilla the 20 of 1910 July and in an act witnessed by notary public she was discovered in his seat like part of the program of commemoration to the independence of Colombia. But the statue did not arrive on time.
Sources & Information
- Javier Franco Altamar, Los otros cuatro viajes de Colón, itinerario parecido, El Tiempo-Caribe 24 June 2001.
- Photo: José David Villalobos, 31 July 2007. Wikipedia-Commons .
Location (N 10°59'27" - W 74°47'33")
Item Code: co002;
Added: 17 December 2006
/ Updated: 5 September 2009
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