Monument to the Cortes of Cádiz

  Plaza de España     more than a year ago
A massive monument on the Plaza de España, the Monument to the Cortes of Cádiz commemorates an event every bit as important as you assume it does. The Cortes was a national assembly that met in the city way back in 1810, claiming sovereignty in Spain and getting rid of the old kingdoms once and for all. The assemblies continued to meet, and in 1812 the Spanish Constitution was finally completed and signed in the city. A huge monument was inevitable from that moment onwards, but it took plenty of time for the sculpture to be completed, with its grand unveiling not coming until 1929. All manner of Spanish life is celebrated at the foot of the monument, with a number of inscriptions found at its top. Good luck getting it all in one picture.


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