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Afonso de Albuquerque
Afonso de Albuquerque
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Largo D. João III Porto
Created by Diogo de Macedo in 1930, the statue represents Afonso de Albuquerque with a daring look, holding a ship on his hands, symbolizing his fleet leadership. Afonso de Albuquerque was born around 1462 and he was educated in the royal resid ...
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Garcia de Orta
Garcia de Orta
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Largo Tomé Pires Porto
Stone statue created by Vilar in 1971, depicting Garcia de Orta, Portuguese physician born in 1500 and graduated in the Spanish Universities of Salamanca and Alcalá. In 1526 he started working as a doctor in Portugal and became a professor. In ...
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Monument to the Entrepreneur
Monument to the Entrepreneur
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Avenida do Marechal Gomes da Costa
Created by José Rodrigues in 1992, it is located between the avenues Marechal Gomes da Costa and Boavista. It comprises a streaky marble sphere of 3.5m wide; an irregular prism of 20m high and irregular equilateral base of 6m wide; an irregular ...
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Monument to the Heroes of the Peninsular Wars
Monument to the Heroes of the Peninsular Wars
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque Porto
Created by Marques da Silva, Maria José Marques da Silva, Henrique Moreira, Sousa Caldas and Alves de Sousa, this monument was inaugurated in 1951. It is a historical expression of sculptural architecture of magnificent splendour. It's made u ...
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D. João VI
D. João VI
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Praça Gonçalves Zarco, 4100-274
Work created by Salvador Carvão da Silva d'Eça Barata-Feyo and inaugurated in June 1966. The monument comprises a high pedestal of pare granite and shows the crown and the inscription of King João VI in the main front. Over this pedestal, the ...
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Homem do Leme (Helmsman)
Homem do Leme (Helmsman)
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Avenida de Montevideu, 4150-519 porto
Created by Américo Gomes in 1934, this monument pays homage to fishermen, represented by the man tightly gripping a rudder. It is admirable for its movement, expression, and character. It was once considered "one of the greatest artistic revela ...
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Monument to Raul Brandão
Monument to Raul Brandão
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Avenida de Dom Carlos I - Passeio Alegre, 4150-190 Porto
Monument celebrating the centenary of the birth of Raúl Brandão. Created by architect Rogério de Azevedo and by sculptor Henrique Moreira and inaugurated in March 1967. The effigy and the bronze sculptures are inlaid in a granite structure.
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Monument to the Portuguese Colonising Effort
Monument to the Portuguese Colonising Effort
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Praça do Império Porto
It was designed and created by Sousa Caldas and Alferes Alberto Ponce de Castro in 1934. It was purposely erected to appear at the Colonial Exhibition, inaugurated in June 1934, at Palácio de Cristal. It comprises an obelisk topped by the Portu ...
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Pela Grei/ Monumento aos Tripeiros
Pela Grei/ Monumento aos Tripeiros
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Largo de António Calém, 4150-078 Porto
Monument designed by Lagoa Henriques, erected in 1960 as part of the commemorations of the Fifth Centenary of the death of Infante D. Henrique. It symbolizes the gratitude to the men of the shipyards and the people who built, gave supplies to an ...
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Alminhas da Ponte
Alminhas da Ponte
Statues & Sculptures
Address: Cais da Ribeira Porto
Almost at the extremity of the Ribeira wall, a bas-relief by the sculptor Teixeira Lopes recalls to memory the death of hundreds of people that occurred when the bridge of boats collapsed under the weight of those trying to escape the invading F ...
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