Columbus Monument - United States
Columbus Monument is located in Barcelona.
Columbus Monument monument was established on 1888.
Primary threats to Columbus Monument :
The Columbus Monument is a 60 m (197 ft) tall monument for Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain.
Historical facts of Columbus Monument :
It was constructed for the Exposition Universal de Barcelona and is located at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after Columbus' most famous trip. At the very top of the monument stands a 7.2 m (24 ft) tall bronze statue atop a 40 m (131 ft) tall Corinthian column. The statue was sculpted by Rafael Aches and is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left. As it was sited, instead of pointing to the west towards the New World, the statue points east towards Columbus's supposed home city of Genoa. The statue is atop a socle, on which the word "Tierra" (land) is inscribed. The column, hung with a device bearing an anchor stands on an octagonal pedestal from which four bronze winged Victories or Fames take flight towards the four corners of the world, above paired griffins.