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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mobile's Spanish Fountain

(Fuente de España)

 
 
Mobile's Spanish Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
1. Mobile's Spanish Fountain Marker
Inscription.  The design of this fountain was inspired by famous fountains of Spain designed by one of the great fountain designers of the world, Buigas of Barcelona.

Friendship Arches
(Arcos de la Amistad)
These Arches of Friendship and the ten colorful flags, donated by the provinces of Barcelona, Córdoba, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Marbella, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Valencia, represent those cities and provinces visited by Mobile’s Cultural and Historic mission to Spain and honor those areas in Spain exerting the greatest influence on Spanish discovery, exploration, and culture in the Gulf Coast area.

Famous Monuments of Spain
(Monumentos de España)
The glass mosaics around the fountain are a reproduction of the most beautiful or famous building or monument of each of Spain’s fifty-three provinces as determined by each Provincial Parliament — especially for Mobile’s Spanish Plaza. These mosaics were designed by Madrid’s renowned ceramist, Ruiz de Luna Arroyo.

Ceramic Benches
(Bancos de ceramica)
The twelve ceramic benches, works of the ceramists Ruiz
Mobile's Spanish Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
2. Mobile's Spanish Fountain Marker
(marker in left foreground)
de Luna Arroyo of Madrid and José Aguado of Toledo, are gifts of the cities of Barcelona, Córdoba, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Marbella, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Macharavialla, and Valencia. Each depicts an historic or famous vista in that city, with landmark monuments, local products, and a greeting in English and Spanish from that city.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 30° 41.282′ N, 88° 2.744′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Government Street (U.S. 90) just east of South Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and Spanish Fountain are located at the center of Spanish Plaza Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crown & Scepter of Isabel (a few steps from this marker); Isabel La Catolica (a few steps from this marker); The Little Colt (a few steps from this marker); Hernando de Soto (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Spanish Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Government Street 1860 (within shouting distance of this
Toledo Ceramic Tile Bench image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
3. Toledo Ceramic Tile Bench
”Toledo, the old Spanish town testifies her friendship to Mobile in the Alabama State, on this Toledo pottery work.”
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”Toledo, vieja ciudad de España, testimonia su amistad a Mobile, del estado de Alabama, en esta obra de cerámica Toledana.”
marker); Barton Academy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Spanish Plaza Park. Spanish Plaza Park was created to honor Mobile’s sister city, Malaga, Spain. The park features sculptures, statues and other art showing the influence that Spain had over the area. (Submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Córdoba Ceramic Tile Bench image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
4. Córdoba Ceramic Tile Bench
Guadalquivir Bridge/Roman Bridge
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Puente del Guadalquivir
Marbella Ceramic Tile Bench image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
5. Marbella Ceramic Tile Bench
”The town of Marbella to the town of Mobile, as a prove of homage and friendship.”
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”La ciudad de Marbella a la de Mobile, como testimonia de respecto y amistad”
Barcelona Ceramic Tile Bench image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
6. Barcelona Ceramic Tile Bench
Church of the Holy Family
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Templo de la Sagrada Familia
Mobile's Spanish Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
7. Mobile's Spanish Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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