"A Tribute to Christopher Columbus"

Columbus Fountain, Washington Overview

Located in the centre of the Columbus Circle, the Columbus Fountain was built in 1912 as a tribute to Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas in the 15th century.

The semi-circular fountain has a double-basin design, with a full length portrait of Columbus forming the centerpiece of the fountain. To the right of the statue is a statue of an old man, while a Native American is seated to his left, symbolizing his significance to America's progress. The bow of the ship with a winged creature in front of the statue symbolizes his contributions as an explorer.

Sculptor: Lorado Taft
Built to commemorate: Christopher Columbus, explorer who discovered the Americas
Timings: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Address: Washington, DC 20002, United States
Fees: Free
Closest metro station: Union Station

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