This is the Columbus Monument. It was created by  Rafael Atché in 1888 in honor of Columbus' first voyage to the Americas. It is 60 m tall and it is located at the lower end of Las Ramblas. In the statue, Christopher Columbus is holding a navigational chart in his left hand, and pointing to the route to America with his right. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after his trip.

This is the Columbus Monument. It was created by Rafael Atché in 1888 in honor of Columbus' first voyage to the Americas. It is 60 m tall and it is located at the lower end of Las Ramblas. In the statue, Christopher Columbus is holding a navigational chart in his left hand, and pointing to the route to America with his right. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after his trip.

Christopher Columbus, aspiring great wealth and prosperity, received funding from Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castille, who wanted the same, to explore a new route to Asia. When he landed in Hispaniola instead, he exploited the poor indegenous people, enslaving them and sending them back to Spain, as well as exploiting the rich natural resources of the land for his and the monarch's personal gain in wealth.

Christopher Columbus, aspiring great wealth and prosperity, received funding from Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castille, who wanted the same, to explore a new route to Asia. When he landed in Hispaniola instead, he exploited the poor indegenous people, enslaving them and sending them back to Spain, as well as exploiting the rich natural resources of the land for his and the monarch's personal gain in wealth.

10 Best Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

10 Best Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

10 Best Columbus Day Crafts for Kids. There is something for every learning level and age on this page. Make maps, ships, hats, countdown paper chains, and more. A great addition to any Columbus Day Lesson plan. Read more at:

Via Ted-Ed Originals: Brilliant video showing the power of visual content: History vs. Christopher Columbus - Alex Gendler

Via Ted-Ed Originals: Brilliant video showing the power of visual content: History vs. Christopher Columbus - Alex Gendler

Follow the Dream The Story of Christopher Columbus (Book) : Sís, Peter : In a pictorial retelling, Christopher Columbus overcomes a number of obstacles to fulfill his dream of sailing west to find a new route to the Orient.

Follow the Dream The Story of Christopher Columbus (Book) : Sís, Peter : In a pictorial retelling, Christopher Columbus overcomes a number of obstacles to fulfill his dream of sailing west to find a new route to the Orient.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE NEW WORLD  In 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was commissioned by King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I of Spain on a mission to find a westward route to Asia. On Aug. 3, 1492, he set sail with three ships named, Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta. Making his way through the Atlantic Ocean for five weeks, Columbus sighted land on Oct. 12 and discovered the New World, most part of which would later be termed the Americas.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE NEW WORLD In 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was commissioned by King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I of Spain on a mission to find a westward route to Asia. On Aug. 3, 1492, he set sail with three ships named, Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta. Making his way through the Atlantic Ocean for five weeks, Columbus sighted land on Oct. 12 and discovered the New World, most part of which would later be termed the Americas.

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