Cervantes Monument

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This sculpture shows a bust of the famed Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes looking down at two of his characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza who kneel in reverence while looking back up at him.

The bust was based on a 1600s portrait, the only portrait of Cervantes known to be done from life. Unfortunately the lance held by Quixote had to be replaced after the original was lost during the winter of 1995.

The sculpture was given as a gift to the City of San Francisco by J.C. Cebrian and E.J. Molera, two long-time residents and friends who came to San Francisco from Madrid together in 1860. It was dedicated on September 30, 1916.

Location

On Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, just past JFK Drive at the north-west entrance to Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse

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