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Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza

Plaza del Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Fuente de la Hispanidad


1991

Zaragoza /  Fuente de la Hispanidad   Zaragoza /  Fuente de la Hispanidad

Description

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.


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1a

1b

(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.

Inscription(s)

On one of the marble plates (2):

esta plaza
de ntra. sra. del pilar
se remodelo
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

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Location N 41°39'24" W 0°52'48"

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Item Code: esar003; Added: 3 June 2006  / Photograph: 15 May 2006

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