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Guatemala
Guatemala

Avenida Las Américas
(Plaza de Armas)

Monumento a Colón

Columbus Monument

Tomas Mur

1896

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Description

Statue of Columbus standing on a globe, kept by three or four figures standing on a stone globe. The statue is six and a half meters high. The upper globe shows the coat of arms of Spain and the text PLUS ULTRA 12 OCTUBRE 1492, the lower the name CRISTOBAL COLON.

Inscription(s)

Signed: GUTTA CAVAT LAREDO (?)

Annotation

This monument was erected in 1896 by Tomas Mur in commemoration of the 400 years (at that time) since the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The statue was inaugurated on 3 July 1896 at the Plaza Mayor de Guatemala, opposite Catedral Metropolitana. Forty years later, it was moved to Morazan park, and in 1973 to the Avenida de las Americas, where it sits now.

This monument on postcards

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This monument on stamps

Scott 1475

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 14°34'47" W 90°31'20"

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