Tomb of Fernando Colón, the second son of Christopher Columbus
Just like his father, Fernando Colón (also known as Ferdinand Columbus, Fernando Colombo, Hernando Colon), the second son of Christopher Columbus was also interred in the Seville Cathedral.
The image shows Fernando Colón’s tombstone etched into the floor of the central nave near the west entrance. As you can see, a beautifully designed insignia is at the center of tombstone, with three symbolic representations. The two symbols at the top, castle and lion, represent the kingdoms of Castile and León, and the symbol below represents the New World. Surrounding these symbols is an inscription, which reads:
A CASTILA y a COLON MUNDO NUEVO DIO COLON – To Castile and to Leon, Columbus gave the New World.
It is obvious that the insignia is about Columbus and the glory he brought to Castile and León.
Fernando Colón is known for the biography of his father titled The life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus by his son Ferdinand.
Upon is return from his voyage to the New World, Fernando Colón started to collect books and created a private library known as La Bibliotheca Colombina, located in the northwest side of the cathedral.
Check the following pages to read more about the Tomb of Columbus situated in the south transept of the Seville Cathedral:
– Mausoleo de Cristóbal Colón – Christopher Columbus Mausoleum
– Tomb of Columbus – Front View
– Sarcophagus of Columbus
Seville Posts and Pages
– Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
— Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
— Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral
– La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
– Las Setas of Seville – A modern artistic structure in a historical city
– Real Alcázar of Seville: Casa de Contratación (House of Trade)
– Real Alcázar of Seville: Pedro I Palace – A masterpiece of Mudéjar art and architecture
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