There were several musicians on the Balcón de Europa including ‘Garbanzo’, a very good guitarist, and you can hear a snippet in the following QuickVid.
Blas Infante Pérez de Vargas, born in Casares on July 5th 1885, was a politician, writer, historian and musicologist, and is generally referred to as the father of Andalusian nationalism – Padre de la Patria Andaluza
The monarch widely credited as being responsible for naming the Balcón de Europa and turning it into an emblematic site, King Alfonso XII (1857 – 1885).
Hardly any visitor leaves the Balcón de Europa before grabbing a shot, selfie or otherwise, with the diminutive King Alfonso XII. Probably the most photographed object in Nerja.
On the east side of Puerta del Sol, in the heart of Madrid, is a statue entitled El Oso y El Madroño – The Bear and the Strawberry Tree – and this forms the heraldic symbol (Coat of Arms) of Madrid. Until 2009, the statue stood on the north side at the entrance to Calle del Carmen.
By all accounts, Charles d’Este Guelph, Duke of Brunswick (1804-1873), was a bit of an eccentric character.
This statue of King Carlos III (1716-1768) is in Puerta del Sol, one of the most famous squares in Madrid. The statue, in bronze, was made by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and Eduardo Zancada in 1994 and is a replica of a smaller statue sculpted by Juan Pascual de Mena in the 18th century.
This equestrian statue is ‘L’adolescent et le cheval’ (‘The teenager and the horse’) by Swiss sculptor Heinz Schwarz (1920 to 1994) and this piece, made in bronze, is one of his most famous and dates from 1976.
This equestrian statue of King Philip III in the centre of Plaza Mayor, Madrid, dates back to 1616, although it was not placed in the square until 1848. Maybe the square wasn’t zoned for equestrian statues under the PGOU equivalent of the time, who knows?
I wonder if the sculptor of the statue of King Alfonso XII, Francisco Martín, anticipated he would become possibly the most photographed object in town and set his pose accordingly?