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MONUMENT TO THE SPANISH (DE LOS ESPAÑOLES)

Location: Sarmiento Av and Libertador Av, in the gardens of Palermo

The Monument to the Spanish (De Los Españoles) is 25 meters high, made with Carrara marble and brass by Spanish sculptor Agustín Querol.
It was a present of the Spanish community on the occasion of the celebrations for the centennial of the May Revolution (May 25, 1910), but was only able to be inaugurated in 1927.
His actual name is Monument to Magna Carta and the Four Argentine Regions, but is popularly known as "From the Spanish".


The history of the "Monument to the Spanish"

In March 1916 the ocean liner Prince of Asturias sank after crashing into a rock formation. In this accident, which killed more than 450 people, were lost in the deep ocean, marble ornaments and statuary brass that composed the monument. Finally, on May 25, 1927 the Count of Amalfi, on behalf of King Alfonso XIII, made the symbolic delivery of the work to the Argentinian President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear.

My photo....
Was taken in Summer, as it has a fountain and water on it, there are always children and some preople inside, which is very dangerous because of the electrical wires

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