Plaza de Colón

The Plaza de Colón is a large square dedicated to Christopher Columbus.   Columbus in Spanish is Colón.  This statue (actually one of two monuments) was built in 1885 and shows Columbus pointing west. 

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In the background is the Biblioteca Nacional (the National Library.)

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