Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument (or more correctly the Wellington Testimonial; Irish: Teistiméireacht Wellington) is an obelisk located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland.

The testimonial is situated at the southeast end of the Park, overlooking Kilmainham and the River Liffey. The structure is 62 metres (203 ft) tall, making it the largest obelisk in Europe.

The Wellington Testimonial was built to commemorate the victories of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Wellington, an Irishman, also known as the 'Iron Duke', was born in Dublin. Originally planned to be located in Merrion Square, it was built in the Phoenix Park after opposition from the square's residents.

The Testimonial was designed by the architect Sir Robert Smirke and the foundation stone was laid in 1817. However, in 1820 it ran short of its construction costs and therefore remained unfinished until 18 June 1861 when it was opened to the public. There were also plans for a statue of Wellesley on horseback but the shortage of funds ruled that out.

Fuente de la descripción: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Monument,_Dublin por wikipedia

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Arquitecto definición de arquitecto Robert Smirke
Categoría definición de categoría monumento
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Precio definiciones de precios gratuito
Coordenadas geográficas 53.3483123, -6.3030904
Dirección Dublín, Conyngham Rd
Fechas de construcción 1817 - 1861
Fecha de apertura 1861
Altura 62.00

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