Plaza Isabel la Catolica

Plaza Isabel la Catolica, Granada Overview

Plaza Isabel la Catolica is situated at the intersection of the Calle Reyes Catolicos and Gran Via de Colon, the two grand boulevards of Granada. This small square at the intersection has a statue of Columbus with Queen Isabel. A beautiful fountain is present beside the statue.

Located in the historic centre of Granada, the Plaza Isabel la Catolica is right at the intersection of Pavaneras street and Gran Via, in the beginning of Reyes Catolicos and opposite the Santander bank building. It was built in 1962, when Manuel Sola Rodriguez Bolivar was the mayor, in order to increase the permeability in that neighbourhood. There is a bronze sculpture of Queen Isabel la Catolica and Cristobal Colon, which was the masterpiece of sculptor Mariano Benlliure. It shows Isabel the Catholic accepting the propositions made by Christopher Columbus regarding the permission to commence his journey. It was sculpted in Rome in 1892 for the Fourth Centennial of the Discovery of America. Though the official name is something different, it is also known as La Plaza de Colon- Columbus Square.

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