Plaza and Columbus Monument in Cardenas, Cuba
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PLAZA AND COLUMBUS MONUMENT, CARDENAS, CUBA: This monument was erected in 1862, by order of Isabella II of Spain, and presented to the City of Cardenas. It is one of the many costly works of art that Spain has left in the Islands as a compensation for her misrule and extortion. The stately date palms on either side form an appropriate frame for a strikingly beautiful picture.