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Chivilcoy /  Cristóbal Colón


Statue on a column.


On a bronze plaque at the base of the monument:
"Testimonio público de la Asociación Española La Democrática a la junta que organizó y concretó la erección de este monumento en 1892"

On the four facades of the column are inscriptions in four languages:
Latin: Colombos populos chivilcoianus M.D.C.C.XII.
Spanish: A Colon el pueblo de Chivilcoy
Italian: A Colombo Ii popolo de Chivilcoy
French: A Colombo la peuple de Chivilcoy


Google translation of the Spanish website:
The navigator will ask itself because it express the tribute, in four different languages. The commission that sponsored and made specific the tribute, was integrated by representative neighbors of the diverse immigratory currents that had taken root in our city, which considered that it had to be expressed in his own languages. By the end of to save this obstacle that threatened in delaying the concretion of the tribute, was put under the arbitration of Cura Parish priest Manuel Badano the solution of the enthusiastic one diferendo.
Cura building with intelligence rendered that in each face of the column the dedication of the tribute in Latin was recorded, Castilian, Italian and French.
This decision was accepted by the representatives of the diverse nationalities that caused the deserved tribute to the great navigator and the work I arrive at happy term.

This monument on postcards

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Locatie (S 34°53'27" - W 60°1'9")

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