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Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Monument

Carrera 7 and Ave. Jimenez, Bogota, Colombia
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Easy to miss!

This is a memorial - actually it is a few plaques on a wall - to commemorate where Gaitan was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Honisoiquimalypense
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Derby, United Kingdom
Important from the historical point of view.

If you walk through the streets somewhat absentmindedly you could perhaps miss this monument... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
podrozniczka60
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New Jersey
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Carrera 7 and Ave. Jimenez, Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a memorial - actually it is a few plaques on a wall - to commemorate where Gaitan was politically assassinated in 1948. To be honest it would be easy to miss unless you knew where it was.

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you walk through the streets somewhat absentmindedly you could perhaps miss this monument. Usually though there are a few people in front of it reading the signs. The monument is near the location where the charismatic, idealistic leader was killed during presidential campaign. Important...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 28 April 2017

There is a small plaque on the wall of a not very significant building in downtown Bogota that remembers an important event in Columbia's history when Gaitan, a significant political figure was assassinated in downtown Bogota in 1948. There were flowers and many small pieces...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 24 February 2016

There are just a few plaques on the wall but arguably the most important event in 20th century Colombian history happened here. If you're in the area it's worth taking a minute to stop by and acknowledge this. Gaitan's assassination had repercussions beyond Cuba. Later...More

2  Thank YojoaDon
Reviewed 28 July 2009

Jorge Eliecer Gaitán was a charismatic, leftist politician who was assasinated in downtown Bogotá in 1948. Gaitan became famous by denouncing the 1928 massacre of striking bannana workers, which Gabriel Garcia Marquez also wrote about in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gaitan might well have...More

3  Thank JeremyOrdett
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