Monumento de Cristobal Colon

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Monumento de Cristobal Colon

Monumento de Cristobal Colon
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Malgorzata
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A beautiful monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus
Aug 2020
Located at the roundabout on Paseo de la Castellana. The monument was made by the sculptor Jeronimo Sunol, and the Gothic pedestal is the work of Arturo Melida. The entire sculptural ensemble is approximately 17 meters high. The statue of Christopher Columbus measures three meters. In his right hand he holds the flag of Castile resting on the globe. Very impressive and beautiful.
Written July 23, 2021
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sheepygold
london4,663 contributions
Beautiful but inaccessible
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a lovely detailed monument but cannot be accessed by pedestrians. If you want to see it close up there is a model in the northern entrance of the cultural center opposite.
Written January 31, 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,722 contributions
Father of New World's Discovey
Sep 2019
One of the most impressive and tall statues in Madrid is the monument dedicated to Christofor Columbus. Dominating the Plaza del Colon, nearby the Discovery Gardens, it stands proudly in its center, visible from afar.
Written January 21, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,338 contributions
Majestic monument to the Explorer.
Aug 2019 • Friends
Monumento De Cristobal Colon is a tall monument to the famous explorer Christopher Columbus.
Located in the famous Plaza Colon which is a busy traffic intersection, the monument is impressive in its height but it's hard to get close up to as this roundabout is extremely busy ,that said I was totally impressed with this monument and the huge flag in Plaza Colon.
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written August 28, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,100 contributions
Majestic gesture
Oct 2018 • Couples
We came across the Monumento de Cristobal Colon probably by accident and good fortune as we were on our way to another sight. The monument is quite huge, as it befits such a personality. It was apparently the result of a competition called by the royals at the time to honour their marriage! The three meter marble statue of Columbus stands on a pretty large pedestal which has a number of reliefs carved on it. These reliefs depict Queen Isabel, Columbus and others with some symbolic gestures. Columbus is holding a state flag in one hand and with the other is pointing to a particular direction. The monument is located in the middle of a huge intersection which is really a traffic roundabout, so it is rather difficult getting very close to it. But it is not impossible if you persist!
Written June 30, 2019
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John F
Hoover, AL1,580 contributions
Nice monument
May 2019 • Family
It is located in the middle of a traffic circle, so it’s hard to get close to it. However, it is a nice looking monument. Would not go out of my way to see this.There’s a separate Square next to it.
Written May 26, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Christopher Columbus on a High Plinth
Apr 2019 • Solo
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.
Written April 11, 2019
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Mojaquera
Mojacar, Spain495 contributions
GORGEOUS
Jan 2019 • Couples
Beautiful statue with waterfall. It's in the middle of a main street, but you can visit it and take a stroll below it. It was moved here years ago from another location and is now much more prominent. Very close to the Hard Rock Café.
Written January 21, 2019
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sheepygold
london4,663 contributions
Lovely sculpture
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a stunning and detailed monument that is not accessible. It was moved to its present position in relatively recent years.
Written October 24, 2018
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sheepygold
london4,663 contributions
Great photo opportunity
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is a beautifully sculpted monument which like all similar monuments in Madrid is stuck bang in the middle of a busy main road. However if you go to the West of it you can get a picture of the monument with the largest Spanish flag in the world behind - even better on a windy day when it unfurls.
Written July 14, 2018
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