Consorcio de Turismo de Córdoba.
San Rafael triumphal monument. A detail of the sculpture that crowns the monument. Cordoba.
The patron saint of Cordoba.
The city has built many monuments to San Rafael, but the most important of them is the one nearby the Mosque and the Triumphal Arch.
It was made by the sculptor Miguel Verdiguier, in thanks for saving the city from the plague. The statue stands on a cushioned pedestal surrounded by columns rising from a castle, which, in turn, stands on a mountain with images of saints. The whole monument is adorned with animal figures and representations of the bountifulness of Cordoba's soil.
- Construction: Sculpture groups
- Artistic period: Rococo
- Historic period: 18th century
- Setting: The Mosque and Triumphal Arch.