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Spain
Madrigal de las Altas Torres
Ávila (prov.)

Parque de la Hispanidad

Monumento por el Alcaldes V Centenario

Monument by the Alcaldes V Centenario


1992

Madrigal de las Altas Torres /  Monumento por el Alcaldes V Centenario   Madrigal de las Altas Torres /  Monumento por el Alcaldes V Centenario

Description

Bronze ship on a triangular granite pedestal, with on every side a different stone plaquette. One commemorates the 5th centennary of the discovery of America, the second an homage to all "defenders of the Spanish flag" and the third has only a coat-of-arms.

Inscription(s)

Side 1: a ship and the text:
1492-1992
quinto centenario
descubrimiente de america

alcaldes v centenario

Side 2: a church and the text:

la villa de
madrigal de las altas torres
a cuantos en la historia
defendieron con honor
las banderas de españa
en especial homenaje
a los que lo hicieron entre
1810-1898

alcaldes v centenario

(The town of Madrigal de las Altas Torres to all those who in the past defended with honor the flags of Spain, in special tribute to those who did that between 1810-1898

Annotation


The Parque de la Hispanidad is located at the entrance of the town of Madrigal de las Atlas Torres at the Arévalo gate. In this park are several monuments, two of which have a relation to the discovery of America:
  1. Monument by the Alcaldes V Centenario.
  2. Fifth Centenary

See also the plaquettes at the convent in Madrigal.

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Location (N 41°5'12" - W 4°59'37")

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Item Code: escl002; Added: 27 May 2006  / Photograph: 12 May 2006

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