Bronze statue of Queen Isabella of Spain
On the pedestal:
Ysabel I La Catolica
Reina de Castilla
de las islas
y tierra firme
del Mar Oceano.
THIS IS THE STATUE OF
QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS
WHO SENT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD.
DONATED BY SPAIN TO
THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.
APRIL 14, 1966
DAY OF THE AMERICAS
The statue stands on the square in front of the building of the Organization of American States. It was presented by the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Madrid and dedicated on the 475th anniversary of Columbus first sighting of the New World, April 14, 1966 (old calendar) (Goode, The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., pp. 444-445).
Sources & Information
- Edward M. Sullivan, Columbus Memorials: Many that Are, Some that Aren't, in the Columbus Day Program Book for 2000.
Location N 38°53'34" W 77°2'22"
Item Code: usdc09; Photograph: 14 October 2000
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