Monument to James I (Valencia)

Valencia, Spain

Monument to James I (Valencia)

Jaume I (Spanish: Jaime I) or the Monument to James I is an instance of public art in Valencia, Spain. The monument is topped by a equestrian bronze statue representing James I of Aragon, conqueror of Valencia in 1238 and founder of the Kingdom of Valencia.

The project for the monument was lobbied in 1875 by a group of people associated to Las Provincias, on the occasion of the upcoming 600th anniversary of the death of James I in 1276, and then assumed by the Ayuntamiento, setting a managing junta for the project.

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