Location: Avenida de la Rábida
It was built to celebrate the centennial of Argentine Independence, through the impetus of an Italian immigrant, Antonio Devoto. It was the work of Arnaldo Zocchi and was inaugurated in 1921. The bust of Colon, made in Carrara marble, weighs 38 tons and measures 6.25 meters in height. The monument preserves traces of projectiles fired during the bombing of the Plaza de Mayo in 1955, when Navy planes tried to evict President Peron.