Belgrave Square (SW1)
(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America
(see Background Information)
Bronze statue of Columbus sitting on a chair.
this statue the generous gift of
the people of spain
is dedicated to
all the peoples of the americas
in commemoration of
the 500th anniversary of
the encounter of the two worlds
esta estatua generosamente donada por
el pueblo español
esta dedicada a
todos los pueblos de las americas
en conmemoracion del
500 aniversario del
encuentro de dos mundos
sculptor: tomas bañuelos
erected by a committee
of canning house
tomas bañuelos mayo 92 ....
In the south corner of Belgrave Square sits the bronze statue of a rather youthful Christopher Columbus holding a rolled maritime chart and looking westwards towards the Americas. The statue, a gift of the people of Spain, was sculpted by Tomas Banuelos in 1992 and is mounted on a Portland stone base with two narrow grey granite bands. It is dedicated 'to all the peoples of the Americas in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the encounter of the two worlds' - a reference to Columbus' expedition to the Americas in 1492 to claim territory on behalf of Spain.
- Tomas Bañuelos Ramon, sculptor in Madrid.
Sources & Information
Location N 51°29'54" W 0°9'12"
Item Code: gblo001;
Added: 30 May 2001
/ Photograph: 30 May 2001
/ Updated: 4 August 2014
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