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“The pedestal is bigger than Columbus.”

Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo
Ranked #67 of 285 things to do in Genoa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 cross on the first land discovered. Reception of Columbus at Barcelona, by the Kings of Spain on his return from the first voyage. Columbus in chains, returning to Spain. The pathetic inscription is located in the center of the pedestal: A CRISTOFORO COLOMBO LA PATRIA ("to Christopher Columbus, the Fatherland"). In General, the monument looks heavyweight and too pathos.

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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!

Thank Suz S
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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.

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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 like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

Thank Volcanos
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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.

Thank CharlesFlanagan
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