Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Miami
Florida

Biscayne Boulevard

Juan Ponce de León

Santervás de Campos, Valladolid, 1474 - Havana, Cuba, 1521
Spanish explorer
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1976

Miami /  Juan Ponce de León   Miami /  Juan Ponce de León

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

JUAN PONCE DE LEON
he arrived on easter sunday
in 1513 looking for the
fountain of youth. he
found something better,
a beautiful land, that he
claimed for spain, and he
called it florida.

Donated by the Government of Spain in 1976
Re-dedicated on May 22, 1995

Information Sign

Esta estatua del Descubridor de Florida
... reinstalada en Mayo de 1995
con presentacion de armas y Guardia de Honor
on la dotacion del Juan Sebastian Elcano
siendo Consul General de España
el Excmo. Sr. Embajador Carlos Abella y
Alcalde de Miami el Honorable Stephen P. Clark

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 25°46'40" W 80°11'15"

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