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Rota
Cádiz

Plaza de Bartolomé Pérez

Placa a Bartolomé Pérez

Plaque for Bartolomé Pérez



1892

Rota /  Placa a Bartolomé Pérez   Rota /  Placa a Bartolomé Pérez

Inscription(s)

EL HIJO DE ESTA VILLA
BARTOLOME PEREZ
FUÉ INTRÉPIDO TRIPULANTE DE UNA
DE LAS CARABELAS MANDADAS POR
CRISTOBAL COLON,
DESCUBRIDOR DE AMÉRICA,
Y EN EL SEGUNDO VIAJE AL NUEVO MUNDO,
EL MARINO ROTEÑO DIRIGÓ COMO PILOTO
LA CARABELA SAN JUAN.
MCDXCII. AGOSTO 1892.
Translation: The son of this village Bartolomé Pérez Was an intrepid crewman of one Of the caravels commanded by Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America. And on the second voyage to the New World, The sailor from Rota steered Caravel San Juan as pilot. MCDXCII. August 1892.

Annotation

The square at the south side of Rota's Castillo de Luna (now town hall) is named after Bartolomé Pérez, who participated on Columbus' second voyage to the New World. Pérez was pilot of one of the caravels, the San Juan. In Rota there are four memorials for Pérez, three on the square named after him, and a short distance away, there is another monument, donated by the Naval Base. Columbus is mentioned on two of these memorials, but he seem to be considered as a less important foreigner, as the 1892 plaque shows clearly in the size of the lettering.

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Location N 36°37'0" W 6°21'28"

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