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Isabel La Catolica

1451-1504

 
 
Isabel La Catolica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
1. Isabel La Catolica Marker
Inscription.  “Columbus, I lent you my jewels so you could buy your ships: the only ornaments I have are the violets from the hills.”

This statue, a gift from the Spanish Cultural Institute, stood in the Spanish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair.

José Luís Sanches of Madrid
• Sculptor 1967 •

 
Erected 1967.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraExplorationParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 30° 41.291′ N, 88° 2.751′ 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 sculpture are located along the walkway near 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 (here, next to this marker); Mobile's Spanish Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Our Spanish Heritage
Isabel La Catolica Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
2. Isabel La Catolica Sculpture
(marker mounted on base of sculpture)
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Colt (within shouting distance of this marker); Hernando de Soto (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Government Street 1860 (within shouting distance of this 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 . . .  Biography of Isabella I, Queen of Spain. Isabella I of Spain was the queen of Castile and León in her own right and, through marriage, became the queen of Aragon. She married Ferdinand II of Aragon, bringing the kingdoms together into what became Spain under the rule of her grandson Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. She sponsored Columbus' voyages to the Americas and was known as Isabel la Catolica, or Isabella the Catholic. (Submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Isabel La Catolica Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 19, 2014
3. Isabel La Catolica Monument
(looking south through Spanish Plaza toward the 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 67 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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