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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

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Pasaje Pedro de Algaba

Juan Rejón

c. 1440 - 1481
Aragonese captain in the service of the Castilian navy, who was appointed by the Catholic Monarchs to participate in the conquest of the Canary Islands. Rejón founded the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
(Wikipedia)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Juan Rejón   Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Juan Rejón

Description

Stone commemorative plaque with portrait and a metal sign with text.

Inscription(s)

a juan rejon,
capitan de castilla fundador
de la ciudad de las palmas
en este mismo lugar, en 1478

Rejón señaló el sitio en
donde habia de levantarse
el campamento llamado el
Real de Las Palmas. Sien-
do esta la cuna de la ciu-
dad de su nombre funda-
da en la mañana del 24 de
Junio de 1476.

(Agustin Millares Torres; Ha. General
las Islas Canarias, Libro Septimo.)

To Juan Rejón,
Captain from Castile, founder
of the City of Las Palmas
on this spot, in 1478.

Rejón pointed out the site where
the camp had to stand called the
Real of Las Palmas. Being
the birthplace of the city
of this name, founded
on the morning of 24
June 1476.

(Agustin Millares Torres; General History
of the Canary Islands, Seventh Book.)

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Location (N 28°6'5" - W 15°24'50")

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