This is one of the most important statues in the city of Valladolid, located in the Plaza de Colon. It dates back to the year 1891, and was made by the sculptor Antonio Susillo and cast by Thiebaut Freres. It was initially located in Cathedral Square in Havana, where it remained until 1898, when Cuban independence meant that it was returned to Spain. It shows Columbus kneeling on a boat carrying the cross.
Everything in life is art, but a statue that blends with nature is called Beauty. This lovely statue is the work of Edward Square and you can see it in the Campo Grande in Valladolid, a park filled with art, flora and fauna. This statue is a tribute to a known family of photographers, the Muñoz. It was a family of street photographers highlighting Vicente Muñoz, who would become a Campo Grande official photographer for over 50 years. As you see in this corner, the statue shows you a photographer on the verge of having his photo taken and his right hand raised as if to say: Look at the birdie. If you want to sit, he will be happy to take a picture on this beautiful place called Valladolid, Campo Grande.
This is another of the most famous statues in the city of Valladolid, along with that of Jose Zorrilla. Both were made by the same sculptor, Nicolas Fernandez de la Oliva, and this was unveiled on September 29, 1877. The statue of Miguel de Cervantes is situated in the University Square, the perfect spot for it. It has a stunning backdrop, with the Cathedral of Valladolid, the church of Santa Maria la Antigua and, of course, the university nearby.
For me it is the most representative image of the city of Valladolid. Who could best represent their city than one of its most famous people? As you will have noticed it's the statue of writer Jose Zorrilla Valladolid, in Plaza Zorrilla. it's made of bronze by designer Aurelio Rodriguez Carter, who also created the statue of Cervantes. José Zorrilla is the author of the play "Don Juan Tenorio" and the city of Valladolid, after his death in 1893, decided to pay homage to him with this statue. It is attached to his muse, a winged woman and a lyre.
This statue is one of the least-known in the city of Valladolid, located just in front of the main entrance of the Academia de Caballeria, at the beginning of Paseo Zorrilla. It is the monument to the hunters of Alcantara, and is a homage to the heroism of the Alcantara regiment in the Moroccan campaign. The soldiers are dressed in different uniforms. It was sculpted by Mariano Benlliure, and unveiled in 1931.
"To Jane and all who were struck by love." . . Love, madness and despair, Princess Juana, political prisoner and captive of love, who desperately clung on to life and who lost all reason, tried to escape from prison regia, trying to escape from herself ... fly free, go for Felipe ... love sickness, that incurable disease that wreaks havoc on the body, heart and mind. . . the sublime beauty of human despair.
The most important historical event that took place in this village was the signing of the Treaty of Tordesillas, which is also known as the Paces of Tordesillas. This treaty divided up the kingdoms of Castile and Portugal, therefore splitting the lands of the new continent discovered by Columbus. On the occasion of the 5th Centenary of the signing of the treaty (in the year 1994) this monument was built. It is made of stone, and on it you can see the names of the partners in the firm and in the negotiations, which are engraved on it. It is situated on Stoned Hill, at the monument to the Toro de la Vega and the medieval bridge over the Douro River.
This sculpture is located in the Plaza Mayor, across from the Casa del Peso, and is one of the many monuments in Medina del Campo that are dedicated to Queen Isabella. On a granite pedestal stands the statue, made of bronze, of the Queen of Castile. This statue was made by the Mexican artist Carlos Terres, on the occasion of the fifth Centennial of the death of Queen Isabella.
Given the importance of Easter in Medina del Campo, which has been declared of National Tourist Interest for having the oldest processions in Spain, in 2005 the city erected a modern monument dedicated to religious festivity. It is located in the Plaza del Pan (where the old church dedicated to the Brotherhood of the Vera Cruz was found), and was made by the artist Francisco Javier Galan.
It seemed to me to be a curious monument, since the brothers are represented by a bronze pyramid in which one inserts a lantern, which is then illuminated at night. These representations are situated above a kind of fountain-pond.
At one end of the Plaza Mayor, across from the church of San Antolin, is this monument, which was erected in memory of the famous fairs that were held in Medina during the Middle Ages.
The memorial is very simple (a slab of stone on which are erected two pillars of granite, surrounded by thick iron chains), but there is a curious meaning behind it: it was the place intended for the bankers and money changers of the area to gather in order to avoid being hit by the transit of carriages and horses.