The Statue of El Cid, recalling a medieval hero of the eleventh century, was created by Anna Hyatt Huntington and is located at the entrance to the Plaza de Panama.
This 23-foot bronze sculpture of El Cid on his horse was dedicated on July 5th, 1930. There are many other copies of this statue throughout the world, including San Francisco, Sevilla and Castile, Spain. The original is located at the Hispanic Society of American in New York City.
The striking sculpture is formally called El Cid Campeador.