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Spain
Madrid
Madrid

Plaza de Colón
(Centro Cultural de la Villa)

Mármol Mapa de los viajes de Colón

Marble Map of Columbus Voyages


1977

Madrid /  Mármol Mapa de los viajes de Colón

Description

Wall decorated with a marble map of the Mid-Atlantic, showing the route and different positions of Columbus' three ships.

Inscription(s)

To the right of this wall, a bronze plaque commemorates the opening of the Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid:

ss.mm.
d. juan carlos i y d. sofia
inauguraron
los jardines del descubrimiento
y centro cultural de la villa
de madrid
15 de mayo de 1977

Annotation

At the latest renovation of the Madrid Plaza de Colón beneath the square a subterranean Centro Cultural de la Villa was built. This centre us under the square, and the entrance is in a half subterranean corridor. The map is on the wall of this corridor. The old Columbus monument is standing now on a kind of overhanging shelter.

GoogleEarth image of the Plaza de Colón. The Columbus monument (A) and the Monumento al Descubrimiento de América (B) are clearly recognizable. The Centro Cultural is subterranean and not visible. It is located at C.

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Location N 40°25'29" W 3°41'23"

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