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This larger than life bronze statue is unusual if not unique for the portrayal of a soldier who has Such is his legacy that several Spanish and Columbian warships have been named after him, the latest being the a Spanish frigate "Blas de Lezo" The statue depicts Don Blas de Lezo as a middle aged man in dress uniform standing over ropes in reference to his naval career.

In place of his left leg is a wooden leg in reference to his many injuries including the amputation and as a reminder of his nickname, Captain Pegleg. This larger than life bronze statue is unusual if not unique for the portrayal of a soldier who has a disability - a wooden leg. Worth looking out for this reason alone. It is easy to miss this statue as you tend to concentrate on the other major attractions on the Plaza.

Located near the kerb, under shade trees, the monument honours Admiral Blas de Lezo who was commander of the Spanish forces that resisted far numerically superior British forces at Cartagena de Indias. He died four months after the battle from typhus. The statue was erected in , three years after the Spanish Government determined that he deserved a place in history for his personal sacrifices and heroism on behalf of the country.. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.

Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. Plaza de Colon , Madrid, Spain. Review Highlights. Reviewed August 2, Reviewed February 14, Admiral Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta.

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He is best known for his defensive tactics at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in modern-day Colombia, where Spanish forces crushed a far superior contingent of British maritime and ground forces. There Lezo lost his left leg. He received a cannon-shot and he had his leg amputated under the knee without anesthesia and without saying a word or making a noise. The defense of Toulon cost him his left eye. He demonstrated a shrewd command in a number of convoys, deceiving the Royal Navy off east Spanish coast. In he was promoted to captain.

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War of the Austrian Succession. Admiral Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta 3 February — 7 September was a Spanish navy officer best remembered for the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in modern-day Colombia , where Spanish imperial forces under his command decisively defeated a large British invasion fleet under Admiral Edward Vernon. Throughout his naval career, Lezo sustained many severe wounds; he lost his left eye, left hand, complete mobility of the right arm, and had his left leg amputated in situ after being hit by the projectile of a cannon. Lezo perceived his wounds and physical limitations as medals and refused to wear an eye patch to hide his blind eye.

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This larger than life bronze statue is unusual if not unique for the portrayal of a soldier who has Such is his legacy that several Spanish and Columbian warships have been named after him, the latest being the a Spanish frigate "Blas de Lezo" The statue depicts Don Blas de Lezo as a middle aged man in dress uniform standing over ropes in reference to his naval career. In place of his left leg is a wooden leg in reference to his many injuries including the amputation and as a reminder of his nickname, Captain Pegleg. This larger than life bronze statue is unusual if not unique for the portrayal of a soldier who has a disability - a wooden leg.

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Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta 3 February — 7 September was a Spanish admiral and one of the greatest commanders and strategists in the history of the Spanish Navy. He is best remembered for his defensive tactics at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in modern-day Colombia, where Spanish forces won a decisive victory. In his life he was known as " Patapalo " Pegleg and later as " Mediohombre " Half-man , for the many wounds suffered in his long military life. Spanish Admiral Don Blas de Lezo, with only one eye, one leg and one hand. Defended the city of Catagena against Admiral Vernon in

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