Vargas Swamp Lancers
|Vargas Swamp Lancers|
|Monumento a los Lanceros|
|Artist||Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt Eng. Guillermo Gonzalez Zuleta|
Vargas Swamp Lancers, or Monument to the Lancers (Spanish: Monumento a los Lanceros), is a large sculptural complex realized by Colombian artist Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt and by engineer Guillermo Gonzalez Zuleta in the department of Boyacá (Colombia) as a memorial for Vargas Swamp Battle. It is the largest monument in Colombia.
This monument depicts the attack of the 14 lancers commanded by Colonel Juan José Rondón. It is 33 m high and was dedicated in the 150th anniversary of the Colombian Declaration of Independence (1970).
Although the location was better for the Spanish, and Bolívar's army faced bad odds, the attack of the 14 lancers, armed only with lances, was decisive in the winning of the battle...
The monument of Arenas Betancourt and Colombian engineer Guillermo Gonzalez Zuleta, is a bronze sculpture, depicting the 14 soldiers and their horses, suspended in the air and framed in a concrete structure.
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