Monumento a Martinez Campos, Madrid

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  • Tribute to General Arsenio Martinez Campos, one of the military figures, but also political, prominent 19th century in Spain. Created by Mariano Benlliure in 1907, it consists of a large limestone pedestal on which is placed the bronze figure of the general on horseback; On the pedestal there are other bronze sculptures representing typical "war" elements. The monument, surrounded by a large tank filled with water, is located in the circular plaza de Guatemala, an elevated square that is accessed by a staircase, which helps to make the monument even more majestic, as it is not easy to unevenly disunite the latter from the square.
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  • Monumento a Martinez Campos is an equestrian statue to a Spanish general who obviously is a famous personality in Spanish history of the 19th century. It is quite a grand sort of work and is standing ...  more »
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  • This statue stands in tribute to Arsenio Martínez-Campos y Antón, a Spanish officer who distinguished himself in various wars of the late Spanish Empire as well as the part he played in the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty. The statute is located Parque Retiro, amongst the many fine statues, fountains and monuments inside the park. The equestrian statue of Martinez Campo shows him on horseback, wearing his military uniform. The bronze statue sits atop a stone pedestal, on which is inscribed with the date and named of the wars in which he distinguished himself. This statue is worth a look when in Parque Returo.
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