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Published on June 7, 2016

Author: sandamichaela

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Slide1: 88 Reading Valle de los Caídos Slide2: Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) Slide3:  The cable car that once rattled up to the cross is no longer in service Slide4: Nestled in the lovely Sierra de Guadarrama, and located only 12 kilometers from UNESCO World Heritage Site El Escorial, Valle de los Caídos is a place of contradictions. Composed of a basilica, abbey, and an enormous cross, The Valley of the Fallen was commissioned by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco in 1940 to supposedly honor the fallen of the Spanish Civil War. Slide5: The Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen is built on top of a rocky cliff known as Risco de la Nava at 1,400 meters above sea level Slide6: The door of the temple, 10.40 meters high and 5.80 meters wide Slide7: The door is made of bronze and is the work of Fernando Cruz Solis (1923-2003) Slide9: The monumental hieratic sculptures over the main gate and the base of the cross culminated the career of Juan de Ávalos (1911-2006) Slide10: The Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen was built on top of a cliff. It is 150 meters high and its arms have a width of 47 meters. This is one of the biggest cross in the world. The architect of this granite structure was Diego Mendez. At the base of the cross there are four huge sculptures of the four Evangelists, made by the sculptor Juan de Avalos Slide11: At the base of the cross there are four huge sculptures of the four Evangelists Slide14: The base of the cross with sculptures made by Juan de Ávalos (1911-2006) Slide15: The cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude (17 meters high each) The justice Slide16: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) San Mateo An angel is the symbol of St. Matthew the Evangelist Slide17: San Mateo The statues of the Evangelists are 18 meters high each Slide18: San Mateo Slide20: San Mateo Slide21: San Mateo Slide23: The complex was built between 1940 and 1958  Slide24: About 40,000 Nationalist and Republican soldiers are buried here Slide26: San Marcos The winged lion is the symbol of St. Mark the Evangelist Slide27: San Marcos The overall weight of the cross including its base is approximately 200,000 metric tons Slide28: San Marcos Slide29: San Marcos Slide30: San Juan & San Lucas Slide31: San Lucas The bull is the symbol of the evangelist St. Luke Slide32: San Lucas Slide33: San Juan & San Lucas Slide34: San Juan The eagle is the symbol of St. John the Evangelist Slide36: San Juan Slide37: San Juan Slide38: San Juan Slide39: From the big esplanade below to the top of the cross there are 300 meters Slide40: moments of modeling in clay the head of San Juan in the sculptor's studio Slide41: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Modeling in clay the head of San Juan in the sculptor's studio Slide42: The sculptor and the heads of Saints Luke and Markin clay Slide43: The exhibition Architectural League of New York - 1962 clay sculpture of the Angel de la paz Slide44: Clay sculpture Angel de la paz (Angel of Peace) Smithsonian Institute Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Miguel de Cervantes Slide45: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Angel de la paz (Angel of Peace), 1964 and today Slide46: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Saint Paul Madrid Cathedral de la Almudena Slide47: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Exhibition Merida 2011 Slide48: Juan de Avalos José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)  Madrid Facultad Filosofía y Letras Slide49: José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)  Slide50: José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)  was a prolific and distinguished philosopher of Spain  Slide51: Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Doctor Jiménez Díaz Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Juan March, 1967 Slide52: Carlos Jiménez Díaz (1898-1967) was a Spanish physician and clinical researcher Slide53: Madrid, Plaza Cristo Rey Fountain of Carlos Jiménez Díaz by Juan de Avalos (1911-2006) Slide54: Madrid, Plaza Cristo Rey Fountain of Carlos Jiménez Díaz by Juan de Avalos, 1969 Slide63: Sound : Estrella Morente & Dulce Pontes - Requiem - Le di a la caza alcance - (Michael Nyman/ San Juan de la Cruz) Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda 2016

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