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Monumento Isabel la Católica

Queen Isabella I Monument

Madrigal de las Altas Torres 1451 - Medina del Campo 1504
Queen of Castile and León.
Salvador Amaya
2005

Navalcarnero /  Monumento Isabel la Católica   Navalcarnero /  Monumento Isabel la Católica

Description

Bronze statue on a granite pedestal. On the corners of this pedestal are four bronze statues of important men during Isabella's reign (front right, counterclockwise; names as they appear at the foot of the statues):
  1. El Gran Capitan. Don Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Prince of Maratra (1453-1515), general and statesman. He was called El Gran Capitán by contemporaries and "the Father of Trench Warfare" by historians.
  2. Cristobal Colon, in 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella paid his voyage of discovery to America.
  3. Cardenal Cisneros. Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros OFM (1436-1517), cardinal and statesman, twice regent of Spain, Grand Inquisitor, missionary of the Moors, promoted the Crusades in North Africa, and founded the Complutense University.
  4. Boabdil. Abu 'abd Allah Muhammad XII) (1460?-1527), the last Moorish king of Granada. He surrendered the town to Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.

  1
1.El Gran Capitan
2
2.Cristobal Colon
3
3.Cardenal Cisneros
4
4.Boabdil

Inscription(s)

Front of pedestal:

a isabel la católica
(1.451-1.504)
bajo cujo glorioso reinado se llevó
a cabo la unidad de españa y el
descubrimiento de américa.
el pueblo de navalcarnero en el
v centenario de su muerte.

bottom right: año del 2005

Right side, the inscriptions to statues 1 and 2:

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba,
"El Gran Capitán"
al enemigo que huye hacedle la puente
la plata..."
Cristobal Colón
"Ví la luz del sol en la sonrisa indígena
de nueva españa"

Left side, the inscriptions to statues 3 and 4:

Cardenal Cisneros
"un solo fraile ha hecho en españa,
lo que en francia,
hubieron de hacer muchos reyes..."
francisco
Boabdil
"amó a granada eternamente
no supo vivir sin ella"

Annotation

The statue is in the Parque histórico de San Sebastián, which was inaugurated 29 April 2005, including the statues, .

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Boabdil (Abu `abd Allah Muhammad XII)
  • Cisneros, Francisco Jiménez de
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Fernández de Córdoba, Gonzalo
  • Isabella I, Queen
  • Monarch
  • Statue (Columbus)
  • Statue (woman)
  • Statue (woman)
  • Location N 40°17'14" W 4°1'11"

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    Item Code: esma009; Added: 10 May 2006  / Photograph: 10 May 2006  / Updated: 3 March 2011

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