The Columbus Monument (Catalan: Monument a Colom, IPA: [munuˈment ə kuˈɫom]; Spanish: Monumento a Colón or Mirador de Colón) is a 60 m (197 ft) tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) in honor to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new continent.
This is one of the two lions which is placed besides the staircase to the monument. At the base is a circular structure (20 meter in diameter), built of freestone; it is about 1.2 meter above the level of the aquare. it is broken by four staircases of 6 meter wide, each flanked by two bronze lions, those on the NW and SE side couchant, those on the SW and NE side standing. These lions were sculpted by Agapit Vallmitjana, and cast by Wohlguemut. Each lion has the signature:
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