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El Cid Campeador
Detalle de la estatua el Cid (Parque de Balboa).jpg
The statue in 2006
Year 1927 (1927)
Type Sculpture
Medium Sculpture: bronze
Base: concrete or Indiana limestone
Subject El Cid
Condition "Treatment needed" (1994)
Location San Diego, California, U.S.
Coordinates 32°43′51″N 117°09′02″W / 32.73095°N 117.15044°W / 32.73095; -117.15044

El Cid Campeador is an outdoor equestrian statue depicting the Spanish knight El Cid by artist Anna Hyatt Huntington, architect William Templeton Johnson, and the foundry General Bronze Company, installed at Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama, in San Diego, California. The bronze sculpture was created in 1927 and dedicated on July 5, 1930. The statue measures approximately 11 x 9 x 7 ft, with a 16-foot diameter, and its concrete or Indiana limestone base measures approximately 11 x 14 x 8 ft. It was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in March 1994.

Copies of Huntington's statue exist in other cities, including Buenos Aires, New York City, San Francisco, Seville, and Valencia. The New York original is on the grounds of the Hispanic Society of America on Audubon Terrace in Manhattan. Anna Hyatt Huntington was the wife of Archer M. Huntington, the society's founder.


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