"Simon Bolivar Monument" Colonial Quito Tip by mikey_e
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At the southern edge of the Alameda park is a massive monument dedicated to the Liberator Simon Bolivar. Ecuador, like Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Perú and Panamá, owes its independence to this great figure of Latin American history, and his memory is carefully preserved throughout the country. Bolivar has taken on new importance throughout the regional, particularly given Venezuela?s reliance on him as inspiration for the current political régime, and many new policies are connected to his name. The monument in Quito is a particularly impressive one and, as in other countries, it is one idealizing Bolivar as a man of action. It was erected in 1935, as this section of the city was developing. When I visited the country in early July 2010, it was also preparing for the festivities connected to the bicentennial of Venezuelan independence.
Address: Gran Colombia and Guayaquil
Directions: At the southern tip of the Alameda
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