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Cristóbal Colón

Christopher Columbus

Guadalajara /  Cristóbal Colón   Guadalajara /  Cristóbal Colón

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

On the pedestal:
JALISCO
AL DESCUBRIDOR
DE AMERICA

Annotation

The statue stood always on the in the center of the Glorieta Colón, a roundabout at the junction of the Avenida de Las Americas and the López Mateos Norte, but changed quite a lot. 1. First the statue was placed on a square pedestal of bricks or sandstones, with text starting with JALISCO, in the center of a fountain (see the first photo and the postcard). 2. Then it was placed on a high round column of concrete blocks, the lay out of the Glorieta was altered. 3. This roundabout was reconstructed to an intersection with a pedestrian underpass, with the monument in the center. The column got at the side a huge 'sail' of steel pipes.

This monument on postcards

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Sources & Information

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Location (N 20°41'45" - W 103°22'23")

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Item Code: mx003; Added: 19 August 2003  / Updated: 9 September 2009

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