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Right by the Piazza Principe Railway Station, an impressive tribute to the City’s most famous son... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
jandlUk
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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...and: There he is!

...being all christopher and columbusy It is a nice statue - would make a good place to meet... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Suz S
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

Meeting you upon arrival at the main long distance train station in Genoa is the huge statue to Cristobal Colon (Columbus). At night it can't be missed due to the magnificent lighting. Interesting part of a proud history of Genoa and it's role in ushering...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Piazza del Principe is the city square located directly in front of the Stazione di Genova Piazza Principe. Here you will find a huge statue of Christopher Columbus in the center of the square. Christopher Columbus, who accidently discovered America, was born in Genoa. This...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

You will see thousands on monuments around Italy dedicated to thousands of famous persons. They could be of anything, but one thing in common is the architecture of the time. They are not mostly abstract but depict sculptures and ideas that you can appreciate and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mario D
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Right by the Piazza Principe Railway Station, an impressive tribute to the City’s most famous son. Seen by every commuter and on a very busy traffic intersection. Good photo opportunity, but not worth a special visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Columbus monument in Genoa was erected in 1862 after the death of the author-sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini. Columbus stands on a pedestal where are seated statues, representing Piety, Science, Constancy and Prudence. Four bass-reliefs are between them: Columbus before the Council of Salamanca. Columbus erecting a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

...being all christopher and columbusy It is a nice statue - would make a good place to meet someone feels penned in by its surroundings and roadways. Hard to miss!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Suz S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Located outside the railroad station it is an impressive statue but does not need more than a minute of your time. Watch out for the aggressive drivers and motorcyclists circling the statue.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank charlesgolden
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The monument is located near the bus station, outside of the Piazza Principe Railway station. If go up from the monument, you can reach Castello D'Albertis; if go down, there is the sea; if follow the road straight down, you will see some other places...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Volcanos
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We came out of the station, saw the monument, took a photo, moved on. Nice to look at, not worth going out of the way for though.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CharlesFlanagan
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It is located just outside of the Genoa Central Railway station. It is a monument on his name in the birthplace of the famous (some say notorious) navigator Christopher Columbus.

Date of experience: June 2016
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