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Monumento Encuentro entre dos Mundos

Monument 'The meeting of Two Worlds'


1993

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Description

Monumento Encuentro entre dos mundos (Monument "The meeting of Two Worlds")
the sculpture, made in granite, consists of five groups representing Galicia, America, the emigration and the return, placed around a great sphere symbolizing the world, it contains earth samples brought from the 22 Latin American countries, deposited by its ambassadors the inauguration day.
The monument is 9 meters width and 4.5 meters height.

Inscription(s)

On a metal plate:
monumento "encontro entre dous mundos"
inaugurado por
s.a.r. o principe de asturias
o dia 1 de marzo de 1993. v centenario da arribada da
carabela pinta a baiona a real
coa noticia do descubrimento de america.

Annotation

The monument was inaugurated by prince Felipe at the occasion of the fifth centennial of the arrival of Pinzón at Baiona on 1 March 1993. The monument is located at the foot of the wall of Monte Boi near the place where the first native American died in the Old Continent was buried.

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Location N 42°7'20" W 8°51'2"

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