Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Funchal
(Fr. da Sé)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

Parque de Santa Catarina

Cristóvão Colombo

Christopher Columbus

(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)
Henrique Moreira
1940 (1968)

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Description

Bronze statue of Christopher Columbus sitting with his sword in his hand.

Funchal - Cristóvo Colombo Funchal - Cristóvo Colombo

Inscription(s)

CRISTÓVÃO COLOMBO

Signature

H. Moreira 1940

Annotation

Columbus spent time before his journey across the ocean, with his wife Filipa, on nearby Porto Santo island. Inaugurated 12 October 1968.

Funchal - Cristóvo Colombo

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 32°38'44" W 16°54'48"

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