James I of Aragon

 King Jaime I conquered Mallorca on 31 December 1229 with 1500 horsemen and 15000 soldiers transported on 155 ships. The statue was inaugurated to celebrated the 700th anniversary of this conquest. The artist has rendered Jaime of Aragon on a rather heavy horse as was common in battles in medieval times. Nevertheless the round shape of the body shows already characteristics of the Andalusian horse that was developed later on.

Picture by Rafael Ortega Diaz

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