Statue of Columbus on a high pedestal. On the front an plaque with inscription (disappeared between 1999 and 2006) below the coat of arms of Salamanca. On the sides of the pedestal are bronze portrait medallions of Queen Isabella I and Diego de Deza.
Plaque on the front side of the pedestal (in 2006 this plaque had disappeared).
EN EL IV CENTENARIO
DESCUBRIEMENTO DE AMÉRICA
EL ESTADO LA PROVINCIA
Y EL MUNICIPIO.
The bronze statue is signed at the base: E. Barron and at the other side: federico masriera
Monument on the Plaza de Colón in memory of Columbus' stay in Salamanca. The statue, which is forcecul and rather plain, and the reliefs, one of them depicting Friar Diego de Deza and the other Isabel la Católica, were crafted by Eduardo Barrón in 1892.
This monument on postcards
- Eduardo Barrón González (Moraleja del Vino, Zamora, 1858 - Madrid, 1911), Spanish sculptor (Biography).
Sources & Information
- Photo's: René van der Krogt, 11 May 2006.
- Tourist guide.
- Escultura Urbana, Monumento a Colón.
Location (N 40°57'44" - W 5°39'50")
Item Code: escl007; Photograph: 11 May 2006
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