Monument of the Spanish in Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monument of the Spanish glorifies a busy roundabout in Palermo. The marble monolith is adorned with allegories. On top is Libertas representing Argentina. Below her are three statutes for peace, justice and agriculture. At the base are the country’s four regions plus an intricate frieze showing a renewed union between Argentina and Spain. The 80 foot monument was commissioned to celebrate the May Revolution centennial. This was the first event by Buenos Aires to seek independence from Spain. However, Monumento de los Españoles was not finished until 1927.


Av. del Libertador, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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