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Plaza de Colon, Madrid, Spain
Barrio Salamanca
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning and detailed monument that is not accessible. It was moved to its present position in relatively recent years.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautifully sculpted monument which like all similar monuments in Madrid is stuck bang in the middle of a busy main road. However if you go to the West of it you can get a picture of the monument with the largest Spanish...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Monumento De Christobal Colon is one amazing statue situated in the area around Plaza Colon. In honour of Christopher Columbus this is a mightily impressive statue that is hard to miss,along with the huge Spanish flag and the Monumento De A Blas De Lezo makes...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The statue of Christopher Columbus is a marble sculpture of three meters height, and stands on a pedestal of 14 meters. The base has carved reliefs on each front. The monument was originally located in the center of the square, but in 1973 it was...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is a huge concrete monument constructed in 1977 as far as I can tell which will either impress or upset you depending on your view of modern architecture. It is certainly impressive close up and you can walk around its constituent parts.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is not the first monument to Christopher Columbus I have seen in Spain. However this has a very scenic setting but difficult to get up to close as it is in the middle of a busy road.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Christopher Columbus discovered the New World for Spain and Madrid has rewarded his memory with this beautiful monument that calls attention. It is in one of the most visited plazas in Madrid and many people can see it.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Monumento de Cristobal Colon is another good monument situated in the middle of a busy roundabout. Inaccessible so difficult to appreciate in the large square without binoculars.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Colon Plaza was one of the most impressive area in Madrid for me. This colon stands at the center, so it is really special. Highly recommend!

Thank Wathiq H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This column dedicated to Christopher Columbus is set in the middle of a small roundabout and photos of it can only really be taken from a distance. It is an intricate column with fine detail and worth seeing only if you're passing by. It is...More

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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