Statue

Christopher Columbus statue

Erection date: 1992

Inscription

{Front of plinth:}
Christopher Columbus 1446 - 1506.

{Right of plinth:}
Christopher Columbus, 1446 - 1506, this statue, the generous gift of the people of Spain, is dedicated to all the peoples of the Americas in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the encounter of the two worlds.

{Rear of plinth:}
Sculptor, Tomas Bañuelos, erected by a committee of Canning House.

{Left of plinth:}
Cristobal Colón, 1446-1506, esta estatua generosamente donada porel pueblo Español esat dedicada a todos los pueblos de las Americas en commemoracion del 500 aniversario del encuentro de dos mundos. {As on the right but in Spanish.}

{On the right base of the statue:}
Tomas Banuelos Mayo 1-92 Alda

Another seated statue to add to those listed at Peabody's.

2021: A petition has been launched for the removal of this statue.

Site: Christopher Columbus statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Belgrave Square

Given by Spain to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' 1492 expedition. The Spanish Embassy's cultural section is at 24 Belgrave Square.

2021: the statue was vandalised in October and come December it seems it had still not been restored and properly protected.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Christopher Columbus statue

Subjects commemorated i

Christopher Columbus

Explorer. Born in the Republic of Genoa (his birth date is approximate). From...

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Christopher Columbus statue

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Canning House

A centre dedicated to stimulating understanding and engagement between Britai...

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