Statue of Simón Bolívar, London

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The sculpture in 2010

An outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), by Hugo Daini, is located at the south-east corner of Belgrave Square in London, United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4] The statue was unveiled by James Callaghan, then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, later Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in 1974.[2][5]

On the plinth are the words:[2]

I am convinced that England alone is capable of protecting the world's rights as she is great, glorious and wise

The names of countries liberated by Bolívar are inscribed on the base.[5]


  1. ^ Michelin Travel & Lifestyle (1 March 2012). Michelin Green Guide London. Michelin Travel & Lifestyle. p. 197. ISBN 978-2-06-718238-7.
  2. ^ a b c Margaret Baker (2002). Discovering London Statues and Monuments. Osprey Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7478-0495-6.
  3. ^ "Venezuelan Embassy celebrates 203rd Anniversary of Venezuelan Independence". The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the UK and Ireland. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  4. ^ Richard W. Slatta; Jane Lucas De Grummond (2003). Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory. Texas A&M University Press. p. 303. ISBN 978-1-58544-239-3.
  5. ^ a b "Statue: Simon Bolivar statue". London Remembers. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-20.

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Coordinates: 51°29′57″N 0°09′08″W / 51.499202°N 0.152326°W / 51.499202; -0.152326