City of Patras, Greece
Refer to Blog 22.A.1. This is our 5th destination. It was difficult to translate the inscription on this memorial slab and the who the individual is commemorated here. With deep research, I find that this statue is of Miguel de Cervantes. He is known for his novel, Don Quixote.
Here, in which he is looking at a feather he is holding up with a gesture of pride as representation of his distinguished literary work. His brave fighting in the battle of Lepanto (formerly Nafpatkos)granted him this imposing iron statue.
The inscription above the statue says Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), Spanish soldier and a genius of letters.