Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta (3 February – 7 September ), also known as “Patapalo” (Pegleg), and later as “Mediohombre” (Half-man) for the many. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. 5 Reviews. # of things to do in Madrid · Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta: Spanish Commander at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias – See 5 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals.

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Viva Publishing Network, Reviewed 25 September olavaerieta mobile. Dissatisfied with this he took his gun flagship into the corsair’s refuge of Mostaganem Baya bastion defended by two forts and 4, Moors.

These guys rightfully-earned a hardcore reputation for being the toughest, best equipped, and most well-trained gunners and sailors in the world.

Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta

This name uses Spanish naming customs: Personally leading his men into combat, de Lezo and his cannons, fortresses, and men went completely batshit nuts. Nobody knows where he ended up being buried, but to this day the city he so boldly defended is appropriately adorned with statues of its hero. Hotels travelers are raving about Reviewed 23 July Plaza de ColonMadrid, Spain.

Throughout his naval career, Lezo sustained many severe wounds; he lost his left eye, left hand, complete mobility of the right arm, caught Typhoid fever and had his left leg amputated in situ after being hit by the projectile of a cannon. War of the Austrian Succession. Not long after Blas got to what was supposed to be a cushy retirement gig, however, Admiral Peg Leg quickly realized that he wasn’t going to have a whole hell of a lot of time to chill out on the beach with bikini babes sipping Margaritas and Sangria.


Everyone, that is, except the Spanish. And by that, I mean that his life as a junior officer was a non-stop series of battles where this guy went completely balls to the wall in the heat of battle, did something awesome, mangled himself leso the process, got promoted, and ended up leaving some generally-vital part of his body rotting on the battlefield. Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several British companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment.

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Naval Institute Press, VP Jardin de Recoletos. Nell’anno seguente, durante l’ assedio di Barcellonaperse in combattimento il braccio destro. Those “Victory at Cartegena” medals became collector’s items, and Blas de Lezo responded to the news of the British defeat by running onto the parapet facing olavarrita ocean and using his one good hand to make the side-to-side ‘you can’t see me” hand gesture that has made John Cena so famous.

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The sunken boats created a barrier that made it hard for the British to pass, slowing down their blitz attack and temporarily boning them in the Boca Chica Bow Olavargieta kind of sense.

Reviewed July 22, Views Read Edit View history. In the following months he established a naval blockade, preventing the Algerians from receiving reinforcements from Istanbulthereby gaining valuable time for the securing of Oran’s defense, until an epidemic forced him to return to Cadiz. The fact that this analogy equates Blas de Lezo to Admiral Ackbar only makes this more awesome.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blas de Lezo. A seguito di queste ricevette la promozione a guardiamarina. Nearby Attractions See all 2, nearby attractions. It is easy to miss this statue as you tend to concentrate on the other major attractions on the Olavarrirta. Does this place or activity accept credit cards? In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, including portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans.


The son of a shipmaster and one in a line of great Basque sailorsBlas grew up wandering around the docks, learning how to work on old-school sailing ships, and hanging out in super-salty dive bars listening the badass tales of adventure from grizzled old mariners.

Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. The British fought their way to the base of the fort’s ramparts but were unable to overcome the defence and withdrew.

Blas de Lezo

Ferreiro, Measure of the Leoz Awesomely enough, despite all of these horrific wounds, Blas de Lezo kept on serving his kingdom on the front lines.

Sure, he kind of ripped this idea off from Francis Drakebut, interestingly enough, it turned out that incinerating people with raging floating inferno boats was just as effective in as it was in TripAdvisor has been notified.

Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Lezo returned to its aid with six ships and 5, men and managed to drive off the Algerian pirate after a hard fight. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See what travelers are saying: Open Now Hours Today: