Hernán Cortés Monument

Medellín, Spain

The Monument to Hernán Cortés is an instance of public art dedicated to Hernán Cortés, conqueror of the Aztec Empire, erected in his native town of Medellín, Spain. It consists of a bronze rendition of Cortés designed by Eduardo Barrón on top of a stone pedestal.

The first one to come up with the idea of erecting a monument to Cortés in Medellín was Carolina Coronado, formulating it as early as 1845, predating a 1858 public petition. However the realization of such plans would take decades. The project was eventually awarded to Eduardo Barrón.



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Founded: 1890
Category: Statues in Spain

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Miguel Roman (8 months ago)
Imagine praising a statue of a man who had to lie, cheat, and steal from other humans in order to gain wealth ?? ill never understand some people. Right is right and wrong is wrong in my book ?.
Andrey Galkin (3 years ago)
Saddening how the lot of you have so little respect for your past. Yes, some nations flourished as other civilisations extinguished, if it weren't the Spaniards it would've been the French or the British. Cortes was among the pioneers of colonisation and did what hat to be done. We shall remember him as the greatest conquistador in human history
Christopher Castro (4 years ago)
It glorifies a massive massacre. It should be destroyed
Tony Ball (5 years ago)
Interesting thing, celebrating a genocidal maniac
ALEX PORRO FERRO (5 years ago)
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