Plaza de Bartolomé Pérez
Placa a Bartolomé Pérez
Plaque for Bartolomé Pérez
EL HIJO DE ESTA VILLA
FUÉ INTRÉPIDO TRIPULANTE DE UNA
DE LAS CARABELAS MANDADAS POR
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
Was an intrepid crewman of one
Of the caravels commanded by
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.
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.
Sources & Information
- Photos: Peter & René van der Krogt, 12 March 2002
- Translations: Marcos Iglesias.
Location N 36°37'0" W 6°21'28"
Item Code: esan033;
Added: 12 March 2002
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