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Estatua de Cristóbal Colón

Statue of Columbus


1910

Barranquilla /  Estatua de Cristóbal Colón   Barranquilla /  Estatua de Cristóbal Colón

Description

The monument represents the navigator indicating with its left hand a point that is America in a map of the world. Columbus wears the clothes that appears in history books and has the raised head. The left foot, a little advanced, balances the image. The right hand maintains documents.

Inscription(s)

CRISTOBAL COLON
la colonia italiana
a barranquilla
1910

Annotation

Just as its inspirador navigator, the statue 'was born' in Genoa. It was constructed by the company Tomagnini de Pietrasanta, in the province of Carrara. The Italian colony in Barranquilla, with Francisco Fiorillo at the top, sent it to construct in 1892 to flatter it to it to the city.
After the permission was granted, everything was prepared so that the statue was in Barranquilla the 20 of 1910 July and in an act witnessed by notary public she was discovered in his seat like part of the program of commemoration to the independence of Colombia. But the statue did not arrive on time.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 10°59'27" W 74°47'33"

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