Sep 14, 2009

Statue of the Fallen Angel, Retiro Park (Madrid, Spain)

Pacto con el diablo, originally uploaded by scaamanho.

The Fallen Angel is "the only statue in the world dedicated to the devil and it's located in the heart of the Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain. The Fallen Angel was erected in 1874 under the initiative of Duke Fernán Núñez and sculpted by the Madrilenian sculptor Ricardo Bellver.
The protests from his contemporary Madrilenians, who were scandalized by the idea of a monument being erected to Satan, felt on deaf ears and the daring Duke donated the sum of 11,000 Duros (some 830 €) to carry out the project. The maneuvers from the most obstinated sectors to abort the project were useless. Only a few months later, on 23rd October, the statue of the Fallen Angel was inaugurated"

 

Retiro - a set on Flickr

madrid - a set on Flickr
madrid - a set on Flickr
madrid - a set on Flickr

Retiro - a set on Flickr

 

"As in any self respecting park the Buen Retiro has its share of beautifully designed fountains. This Madrid park is home to the only monument to the devil that exists in the whole world. Set amidst the waters of the Fountain of the Fallen Angel it represents the moment when Lucipher is expulsed from Paradise, a work of art that was the creative brainchild of Rocardo Bellver." [http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do?TR=C&IDR=341]

El Ángel Caído (Ricardo Bellver) MRABASF 04 by Zaqarbal Angel caido by Susa1972 Angel caido by canecillo2 angel caído/fallen angel by criSis. El Ángel Caído (Ricardo Bellver) MRABASF 03 by Zaqarbal Reflejos del Ángel Caído by felipe_gabaldon Luzbel by sergioarvide 2008 The Fallen Angel by Paco_Chuck ¡Non serviam! by chechuwan :: Jamaru Parque del retiro by carlotario El Angel caído by Eivisso El Angel Caido by NEME G. El Angel Caído / Fallen Angel by Eivisso Anxo Caído / Fallen Angel by Breixo Pazos Angel Caido by Nacho San Miguel Moreno fuente de luzbel by sirio_6261 Pacto con el diablo by scaamanho Lucifer expulsado del Paraíso. Parque del Retiro. Madrid. by losmininos luzbel by sirio_6261 El Ángel Caído by montuno luzbel by encarneviva luzbel by encarneviva luzbel by encarneviva luzbel by encarneviva El pacto - Bonus Track by scaamanho

 

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