Monumento funerario al

General Mariano Alvarez de Castro

General Mariano Alvarez de Castro's funeral monument

San Felix Church (Girona).

He was an Independence War hero who was born in Granada (1749) and died in Figueras (1810). He took part in the siege of Gibraltar (1787), the Rosellón campaign (1794) and became immortal in the siege of Gerona, while he was defending the city against the French strikes. When the city capitulated, he was send to Figueras as a prisoner. Severely ill while confined in the castle, he was either poisoned or choked a few days later.