Columbus Monument / Monumento a Colón, Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 41° 22.545 E 002° 10.665
31T E 431241 N 4580796
Quick Description: The Columbus Monument (Monumento a Colón) is a memorial to the great explorer Christopher Columbus.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 3/15/2010 7:10:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM8D4W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The Columbus Monument is a 60 m (197 ft) tall monument for Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona and is located at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after Columbus' most famous trip.
The more than 7 meter high statue, created by Rafael Atche, shows a standing Columbus pointing towards the sea. Oddly enough, he is not pointing in the direction of the new world he discovered,but he points east towards his supposed home city of Genoa. The pedestal is beautifully adorned with a large number of allegorical figures.
Stamp Issuing Country: Spain

Date of Issue: March 17, 1965

Denomination: 25 cts (centimos)

Color: Polycolor

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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