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Colombia
Bogotá
Distrito Capital

Autopista el Dorado / Carrera 100

Monumento a la Reina Isabel y Cristobal Colón

Monument for Queen Isabella and Columbus

Cesar Singminolfi
1906

Bogotá /  Monumento a la Reina Isabel y Cristobal Colón   Bogotá /  Monumento a la Reina Isabel y Cristobal Colón

Description

Two statues, one of Christopher Columbus and of Queen Isabella.

Inscription(s)

On the Columbus statue:

Almirante
CRISTOBAL COLON
cesare sighinolfi
Escultor
Ley 58, 19 de Noviembre de
1890
Inauguración
20 de Julio 1906
I.D.U. 2003

On the Columbus statue:

Reina
ISABEL LA CATOLICA
cesare sighinolfi
Escultor
Ley 58, 19 de Noviembre de
1890
Inauguración
20 de Julio 1906
I.D.U. 2003

Annotation

Since 1906, the both statues have had several pedestals and locations:

1. In the early 20th century both statues were placed facing eachother on the Avenida Colón.

2. In the 1950s they were placed next to each other in a new monument with a kind of balcony over the statues.

3. In 1974 (?) they were placed in the axis of the Autopista el Dorado facing eachother on yellow sandstone pedestals. The Warsaw Voice website says "The sandstone monument of Columbus in Bogota was designed in 1974 by Tadeusz łodziany, a professor at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw.".

Bogota, Columbus and Isabella statues on the Avenida Colon, early 20th century
Early 20th century
Bogota, Columbus monument, postcard
1950s

This monument on postcards

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This monument on stamps

Scott 611
Stamp to commemorate the 500th birthday of Queen Isabella, 1951.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Columbus with anchor
  • Columbus, Christopher (pointing)
  • Columbus, Christopher (pointing)
  • Columbus, Christopher (statue)
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Isabella I, Queen
  • Monarch
  • Singminolfi, Cesar
  • Statue
  • Location N 4°41'14" W 74°7'41"

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