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Triunfos de San Rafael

This memorial is dedicated to the patron of Cordoba, San Rafael. It is located adjacent to the great mosque and cathedral. Made by sculptor Miguel Verdiguier, the memorial was erected in order to express thanks for surviving a strong earthquake. San Rafael stands on top of a stone block that is surrounded by several columns . This monument is decorated with saint images and animal figures.

Cristo de los Faroles

Cristo de los Faroles is probably the most picturesque statue to be seen in town. This memorial shows a crucified Christ who is surrounded by a fence with beutiful lanterns. Therefore, this statue is known as “Lantern Christ”. The memorial was created in 1794. It is situated on Capuchinos Square (Plaza de los Capuchinos).

Gran Capitan

This large monument is devoted to Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1453-1515), who, under order of the Aragon Kings, conquered the Naples Kingdom. Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was a native of the province, he was born in Montilla. The monument stands on Tendillas Square (Plaza de las Tendillas) and is a popular meeting point for Cordobans and tourists.

Maimónides Memorial

Maimónides, in Jewish communities better known as RaMBaM, is among the most honored persons who were born in Cordoba. He is regarded as one of the most billiant Jewish scholars of medieval times. Maimónides was philosopher of Jewish religion, doctor, and lawyer. He was born in 1135 as son of a distinguished Cordoban rabbi family. When he escaped from Almohades, his way led him to Egypt, where he became the spiritual leader of Cairo. The memorial honoring this great man can be found in the Judería quarter.

Seneca Memorial

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, widely known as Seneca the Younger, was a famous Latin stoic and philosopher. He was given birth in Cordoba around the year 4 B.C. Later he was accused of being part of an anti-Nero plot. So in the year 65 AD, he was, without any legal procedure, forced to kill himself. The Seneca memorial can be visited at the former city gate of Puerta de Almódovar.

Manolete Memorial

This monument is dedicated to honoring one of the most distinguished bullfighters of the 1930s and 1940s -- Manuel “Manolete” Rodriguez. He was born in Cordoba in 1917. 30 years later, he was deadly injured during a bullfight in the town of Linares.


Monument of the Catholic Kings

Situated in the gardens of the Royal Fortress of Cordoba, this monument is intended to remember negociations between Catholic Kings Ferdinand II, Isabella I and discoverer Christopher Columbus that took place right here in Cordoba.

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