Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta, Madrid

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  • Monumento A Don De Lezoy Y Olavarrieta is an absolutely stunning monument to a true hero . Whereas us British have Horatio Nelson the Spanish have Don De Lezoy Y Loavarrieta ,like Nelson in his illust...  more »
  • A man with a history of sacrifice for his country like no other. Little known for everything he did, more monuments like that should be all over the country.
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  • This monument stands in tribute to Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta, a Spanish Naval Admiral. He is best known in Spain for the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in modern day Columbia, where Spanish forces under his command defeated a the British fleet under Admiral Edward Vernon. Such is his legacy that several Spanish and Columbian warships have been named after him, the latest being the a Spanish frigate "Blas de Lezo" The statue depicts Don Blas de Lezo as a middle aged man in dress uniform standing over ropes in reference to his naval career. In place of his left leg is a wooden leg in reference to his many injuries including the amputation and as a reminder of his nickname, Captain Pegleg. Not a must see, but it is in Plaza de Colon and next to the Monument to the Discovery of America.
  • Excellent monument, interactive, you can look at it, photograph it, sit under it and on it, sleep on it, ask friends to take your picture while you look like you can hold the massive blocks up as if you're Hercules. Set in a pleasant open space surrounded by water.
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