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Statues of Reyes Catolicos, Ferdinand and Isabella, with Christopher Columbus - Alcazar in Cordoba, where the explorer first proposed his voyage of discovery headed towards America

Photo by J. Entrenas - ©2005

These statues of Ferdinand, Isabel and Columbus in the Alcazar gardens by Pablo Yusti commemorate the commission given to the ambitious navigator by the Catholic Monarchs (Reyes Católicos). Columbus would have wished that his negotiations with the Castilian and Aragonese monarchs were as short and straightforward as Yusti portrayed them to be. His first audience was in Cordoba in 1485, but he didn't convince them fully until 1491.

Article: Christopher Columbus, Isabella and Ferdinand in Cordoba

See also: Connection between re-conquista and the colonization of America, the legacy of Ferdinand and Isabel (slide f033)


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