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Statue / monument of  Queen Isabela in Washington DC by Sculptor Jose Luis Sanchez  Subject:  Queen Isabela
 Year: 1966
 Sculptor: Jose Luis Sanchez
 Location: White House
( Constitution Avenue & 17th )

The statue of Queen Isabela (1451-1504) was a gift of the Institute of Hispanic Culture in Madrid to the Organization of American States. Isabela was the prime supporter of Christopher Columbus's voyages to develop a new route to the Orient. Those voyages led to his discovery of the Americas for Europe.

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