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Sevilla
Sevilla

Jardines de Murillo

Monumento a Cristóbal Colón

Columbus monument


1921

Sevilla /  Monumento a Cristóbal Colón   Sevilla /  Monumento a Cristóbal Colón

Description

Monumento a Colón: Two columns with on top a lion with a claw on a globe, symbolizing the Spanish empire. In the middle the two columns are connected by a caravel, with the names of Isabel and Fernando. On the pedestal are a relief portrait of Columbus in a medaillon and the coat of arms of the kings.
The monument has a height of 23 meter and is designed by the architect Juan Talavera, the lion and portrait are sculpted by Lorenzo Coullaut Valera.

Inscription(s)

Below the lion is the text:
A CRISTOBAL COLON

Annotation

The monument is erected in 1921 on the initiative of Don Jose Laguillo y Bonilla, director of the newspaper Liberal. It was practically financed by popular subscription and by local cultural organizations.
When I was there to make photos it was raining, and moreover, the monument was in restauration. Jean-Michel Urvoy made in May 2004 a new photo for me of the medaillon with Columbus' portrait, and the overview photo is by Steve Tedoni.

This monument on postcards

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 37°23'0" W 5°59'16"

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