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Carlos III

1759–88

 
 
Carlos III Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Carlos III Statue
Inscription.  King Carlos III of Spain ordered the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781. This statue was presented in 1976, in honor of the 200th anniversary of American Independence. It was dedicated in the Plaza by the King and Queen of Spain, Don Juan Carlos I and Doña Sofia on September 30, 1987.

El Rey Carlos III de España ordenó la creación de El Pueblo de la Reina de los Ángeles en 1781. Esta estatua fue ofrecida por España a la ciudad de Los Ángeles en 1976, en celebración del bicentenario aniversario de la independencia americana. Fue inaugurada en la plaza por el rey y la reina de España Don Juan Carlos I y Doña Sofía, el 30 de Septiembre de 1987.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 3.382′ N, 118° 14.318′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Los Angeles Street west of North Alameda Street, on the right when traveling south. It is in the Olvera Street
Carlos III Sculpture image. Click for full size.
1976 bronze by Federico Coullaut Valera. Photographed by J.J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. Carlos III Sculpture
1976 bronze is 10 feet high on a 3½ foot concrete base.
plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navarro (a few steps from this marker); Rodríguez (a few steps from this marker); Moreno (a few steps from this marker); Plaza Park (a few steps from this marker); Mesa (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Pobladores (within shouting distance of this marker); Quintero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Carlos III Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
1976 bronze by Federico Coullaut Valera. Photographed by J.J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Carlos III Statue Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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