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Spain
Baiona
Pontevedra (prov.)

Pinzón promenade

Martin Alonso Pinzón


1977

Baiona /  Martin Alonso Pinzón   Baiona /  Martin Alonso Pinzón

Description

Stone statue of Martin Alonso Pinzón, copy of the statue in Palos de la Frontera.

Inscription(s)

On the base two metal plates are mounted with the texts:

martin
alonso pinzon
capitan da
carabela pinta
1440-1493
and the lower one:

donado por el excmo.
ayuntamiento de
palos de la Frontera
1-iii-1977

Annotation

Martín Alonso Pinzón statue is placed at Pinzón promenade and it was a present of Baiona's twin village Palos de la Frontera (Huelva). The work is a sculpted portray of the great captain the caravel Pinta who played an important role in the discovery of America. The monument was inaugurated in 1977, the 484th anniversary of the arrival.

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