Monumento de Cristobal Colon, Madrid

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  • In the middle of Colon Square, in a fountain and surrounded by traffic, on top of a column, in honor of Don Cristobal Colón
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  • The statue that honors the largest navigator in the service of Spain, Christopher Columbus, is located in a roundabout in front of the National Library. The statue is imposing on a very high pedestal. It's well preserved.
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  • This monument stands in tribute to Christopher Columbus, the explorer who discovered the Americas for Spain. The monument consists of a statue of columbus atop a 17m high plinth which is built in the Gothic style. It's located in the centre of a roundabout in a very busy road and because it's so high up and so far from the pedestrian pavement, it's pretty difficult to get a good view of it. One good thing about it's location is that the Torre Colon provides an interesting backdrop if taking photos from Plaza Colon. It's good to see the statue for it's historical value, but thumbs down for the difficulty in getting good views of the monument.
  • For my birthday, we traveled to Spain, landing in Madrid. One of the most gorgeous cities, Madrid displays statues that are breathtaking, finding Christopher Columbus among its many treasures. Highly recommend visiting Madrid and admiring all that it has to offer!
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