Cristóbal Colón Monument,
Punta del Sebo

Cristóbal Colón Monument is a commemorative sculpture dedicated to the sailors whose faith and perseverance made the discoverer of America succeed in his expedition.

The realizer of the project was Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor, disciple of Rodin in Paris where she studied as well as in New York. The Whitney Museum, founded in 1931, is located there. The sculptor was named “adopted daughter” of the city of Huelva.

Cristóbal Colón Monument is located in the city of Huelva in the area known as Punta del Sebo, the confluence of the rivers Tinto and Odiel, a few kilometers from the center of the capital, on what was a natural beach at the time of its inauguration on April 21, 1929.

Vista panorámica del Monumento a Colón de la Punta del Sebo

The monument represents the figure of a navigator, facing west. It is cubist in style, measures about 37 meters high and was built with stones from the quarries of Niebla. The shape of the monument is reminiscent of a “Tau”, which is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet and which St. Francis of Assisi used as his signature. The pedestal is adorned with bas-reliefs of Aztec, Inca, Mayan and Christian cultures.

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Av. Francisco Montenegro, s/n, 21001 Punta del Sebo, Huelva

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