Contrasting monuments a century apart, providing snapshots of the city at two very different points in its history.
Something old and something new.
Here's a tale of two obelisks, one old and one new. The old one is the Obelisco de los Cantones on Calle del Cantón Grande, built in 1895 in memory of a prominent Galician parliamentarian and government minister, Aureliano Linares Rivas, including a clock and meteorological equipment. The new was built of steel and rock crystal to mark the dawn of the 21st century. Standing 46 metres (151 feet) on the waterfront promenade, it's illuminated at night by 142 spotlights. At its base you can see an account of the city's history carved on the glass.