14: Trafalgar Square and Nelson's column

Trafalgar SquareNelson's column comes into view at Trafalgar Square. The column is made of granite; Horatio Nelson, facing you from the top, is made of sandstone; and Lanseer's four lions at the base are cast in bronze. The sea Battle of Trafalgar took place off the coast of Spain and was the most decisive British victory of the Napoleonic war. Nelson was mortally wounded although none of the British ships under his command was lost. The statue shows Nelson with just one eye and one arm — wounds he sustained during earlier conflicts. The square is regarded as the geographical centre of London. Over at the far side is the National Gallery with one of the finest collections of European paintings in the world


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