5 Controversial Monuments Arround The World

Monuments have been a significant part of our landscapes for millennia. Few out of them have been established by their communities almost immediately, while others raised controversies, complaints, or even protests and making history.

Controversial Monuments
Che Guevara Statue, Bolivia :The Che Guevara Monument formally known as Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara in Santa Clara in Cuba is in the name of well known revolutionist and political activist, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna commonly known as Ernesto "Che" Guevara.The Che Guevara Monument is a complex consist of of some monuments to Che, including an 82-foot statue of the man himself and his mausoleum. Work on the complex began in 1982, and it was inaugurated upon completion on December 28, 1988 with Raul Castro's presence.

Valley of the Fallen, Spain:Valley of the Fallen locally known as The Valle de los Caidos is a Catholic basilica situated in Spain. The huge basilica carved in the mountainside by political prisoners was ordered by General Franco to honor those who died during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. The Cross Built on the peak of a rocky cliff known as Risco de la Nava at 1,400 meters above sea level, the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen is the largest in the world. About 40,000 Nationalist and Republican soldiers are buried here at the time of Spanish civil war. It took over 15 years for the political prisoners to carve the basilica into a mountainside.
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