San José in Municipality of San José, Costa Rica
The National Monument of Costa Rica
Monumento Nacional de Costa Rica
de la Campaña Nacional
Batalla de Santa-Rosa
20 marzo 1856.
Batalla de Rivas
11 abril 1856.
Toma de los vapores
en San Juan del Norte
25 diciembre 1856
The Leaders of the Central American National Campaign
Battle of Santa Rosa
March 20, 1856.
Battle of Rivas
April 11, 1856.
Seizing of the Filibusters' Steamships
in San Juan del Norte
December 25, 1856
Location. 9° 56.082′ N, 84° 4.244′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker can be reached from Avenida 3, Paseo de la Damas just from Calle 15. Touch for map. The monument is located in the National Park (Parque Nacional). Marker is in this post office area: San José 10101, Costa Rica.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrés Bello (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. one kilometer away); The Declaration of Central American Independence (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
Regarding The National Monument of Costa Rica. The National Monument of Costa Rica is a sculpture by Frenchman Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse, and it is located in the National Park (Parque Nacional) of San José. It is generally considered to be the most important monument in Costa Rica, since it represents the triumph of the Central American Federation against foreign invaders known as filibusters. The filibusters, under the command of American William Walker, attempted to conquer Nicaragua and the rest of Central America between 1855 to 1857. The defense of the independence and sovereignty of Costa Rica, headed by President Juan Rafael Mora Porras, is known in Costa Rica and the rest of Central America as the National Campaign of 1856-1857. At the time the five countries
The National Monument, a sculpture cast in bronze on a pedestal, includes five female figures carrying weapons and driving away a male figure. A second male figure lies on the ground near the scene. The women are considered to be representative of the five Central American nations. The figure representing Costa Rica is seen comforting the wounded Nicaragua. Honduras is nearby with a shield and arrowheads. Guatemala wields an axe and may be attempting to behead the prone male figure. El Salvador is chasing and pointing at the fleeing male figure, supposedly representing William Walker and the other defeated filibusters. The other male figure represents the many dead and wounded in the conflict. It was sculpted in Paris in 1891, and unveiled on September 15, 1895 by President Rafael Yglesias Castro.
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