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One of the sculptures that adorn the monument to the great Spanish writer Cervantes in the centre of Madrid,

The monument to Miguel de Cervantes stands in the centre of Plaza de España. It was made at the same time as the development of the square itself in the early part of the twentieth century. Around the monument, a series of landscaped spaces were created for the enjoyment and relaxation of passers-by.

In front of the statue of Don Quixote (seen in this image) and Sancho Panza, a rectangular pond is located; just behind it can be seen the buildings of Torre de Madrid and Edificio España. Initially, the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were located, approximately, in what is now the centre of the pond, since that was added later.

The constructive part of the monument is in granite, while the sculptural part was made in red stone from Sepúlveda with some additions in bronze.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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