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Avenida de América

Avenida de América is the avenue that connects the urban center of Palos de la Frontera with the La Rábida monastery. The entire avenue forms a monument to the discovery of America. It is adorned with 28 tiles presented to the people of Palos by American states and Spanish regions, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the discovery of America. These tiles display the coats of arms of the donating state or region. They are produced at the Cerámica Santa Ana workshop in Triana, Seville. The avenue can be divided into two sections: The urban stretch of the avenue from the town to the intersection with the provincial road Moguer-La Rábida. This northern section has memorials of Ibero-American states on both sides. The provincial road from the intersection to the monastery, with memorials of Spanish autonomous communities on the northwest side. At the intersection, there is a small park with the monument to Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, the metal model of the Pinta, and the monument to El Salvador, which likely served as the inspiration for the avenue. At the northern end of the avenue is the tile that names the street, inaugurated by Their Majesties the Kings of Spain Don Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía on the occasion of the celebration in our city of the 489th anniversary of the discovery of America on October 12, 1981, as well as another commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II on June 13, 1993.
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