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Welcome to my " Plaza de Colón & Jardines del Descubrimiento" description page, for photos & videos of this site click --> HERE.
The "Jardines del Descubrimiento" on the east end of the Plaza de Colón  is an open space that is chock-full of huge carved stone monument dedicated to the discovery of America.
The 4 concrete block-monuments are adorned with carved drawings & texts telling the tale of the venture to the new world. A small plaque in the center provides the visitor with:
"En Presencia de S.M. el Rey Don Juan Carlos I, Don Juan de Arespacochaga, Alcalde de Madrid y los alcaldes de todas las capitales de las Naciones del Nuevo Mundo depositaron aquí en homenage a la gesta del descubrimiento las tierras hermanas de America y de España el dia 15 de Mayo año de 1977"

English: "In the presence of his Majesty the King Juan Carlos I, Don Juan de Arespacochaga, Mayor of Madrid and all of the Mayors of all of the capitals of the nations of the new world placed in this spot this monument in homage of the discovery of the sister lands of America and Spain on May 15th, 1977.

The sculptures by Vaquero Turcios give way to more open spaces and grassy areas with benches, a nice place to relax and have a tour break. The neogothic column is hard to miss with Christopher Columbus ("Cristobal Colón" in Spanish) perched high above you surrounded by the Plaza de Colón and the amazing architecture of the "Biblioteca Nacional" ("National Library") and the "Museo Arqueológico Nacional" (National Archeological Museum).

The Plaza de Colón seperates two of the most representative roads of Madrid, the "Calle Serrano" and the "Paseo de la Castellana". 
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Plaza de Colón and Gardens of the Discovery of Madrid - jeremy's practical info
(you can click on the icons to see the line trajectories and a map of the metro)
Metro stop: Colón or Serrano - line click to see complete line trajectory.
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