Statue of Eloy Gonzalo at Cascorro Square, Madrid El Rastro.

Statue of Eloy Gonzalo at Cascorro Square, Madrid El Rastro.

Plaza de Cascorro, leads the famous Sunday market of El Rastro. This square has been called Cascorro, on behalf of a small Cuban town where Madrilian soldier Eloy Gonzalo, fought heroically.

The statue in the photo, shows how the soldier is armed holding a gasoline can with his left arm, and has a long rope tied around his waist.

In the War of Cuba, Eloy Gonzalo set fire to the houses of Cascorro, to prevent the enemy taking refuge in them.

Eloy Gonzalo, achieved his goal but was wounded. His soldier mates got him to safety, pulling the rope that he had tied to his waist, but died months later from the wounds.

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