Plaza del Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Fuente de la Hispanidad
This very large monument includes (1) a fountain showing the shape of Latin America, (2) representation of Columbus' fleet and (3) the world without America. On the Google-Earth photo below these elements are indicated.
(1) The fountain. This had two parts. (a) A slope with water cascading into the form of the northern part of Latin America, and (b) a pond in the shape of the rest of South America.
(2) Three standing marble plates of different sizes as a representation of the three ships of Columbus.
(3) A terrestrial globe with the map according to the Greek geographer Ptolemy, showing only the old world.
On one of the marble plates (2):
de ntra. sra. del pilar
siendo alcalde de la ciudad
sr. d. antonio gonzalez triviño
y teniente de alcalde de urbanismo
d. luis garcia-nieto alonso
zaragoza 8 de mayo de 1991
Sources & Information
- Tourist information Zaragoza (the lady there explained the three elements).
Location N 41°39'24" W 0°52'48"
Item Code: esar003;
Added: 3 June 2006
/ Photograph: 15 May 2006
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