Monumento de Cristobal Colon, Madrid

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  • August 14, 2017
    Pretty place as many in Madrid. Not much to say, to see if you're in the neighborhood.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Set centrally in the Plaza Colon this is the centre piece along with the large concrete blocks and The Colon Tower.  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    Not the best location for visiting the monument but it is seen by many as it is the centerpiece of a very busy traffic circle at Colon square. The white marble and it's height make an impression.  more »
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  • Monument to Christopher Columbus, in the midst of the Plaza de Colón traffic. Looks nice with the Torres de Colón as a backdrop. The large adjoining square is the Jardines del Descubrimiento (Gardens of Discovery), also honouring the explorer. At the Calle de Serrano side of the square is a beautiful monumental sculpture by Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, "Monumento al Descubrimiento de América"
  • Work of Arturo Mélida and Jerónimo Suñol. Inaugurated to coincide in date with the fourth centenary of the discovery of America, on October 12, 1892. Very nice.
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  • Very pretty statue right in front of the wax museum
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  • Statue dedicated to the figure of the discoverer Cristóbal Colón built at the end of the 19th century to commemorate the IV centenary of the discovery of America. After several decades inside the gardens of the discovery, it regained its current location in 2009.
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  • Sculpture of Cristóbal Colón and to one side is its square.
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