In the central area of [poi = 176531] Jardim da Republica [/ poi], just opposite the Town Hall (or [poi = 176591] City Hall [/ poi]), there is a monument erected in honour of Fausto Guedes Teixeira, the poet. It is a bronze bust of the Lamego native, which was designed by the Couto brothers, and was sculpted in 1944 by the artist, Mota Costa Sobrinho.
The Fountain of the Giants is in the central area of [poi = 177241] Patio de los Reyes [/ poi], in the latter part of the Shrine of Remedies steps. It's a monumental fountain, built entirely of granite and consisting of a 15 meter high obelisk that's supported by four large sculptures of giants (hence the name). The jets of water come out of the mouths of the Giants. The fountain is on a strange, 5 step stairway.
Viriato cradle Viseu shows us one of its large sculptures in what is known as Cava Viriato, which is a great space and full of trees around 2 miles long that once was where the imperial legions made their campgrounds. The monument of the Lusitanian stands on a mass of stone and the bronze figure is a warrior and is surrounded by 5 pastors in what is known as the Field or Viriato Gate, which hosts annually a Fair in honor of San Mateo, and very near the Multipurpose.
This monument is located in the historic Republic Square in the heart of Viana, directly across from the Costume Museum. It's actually a rectangular-shaped fountain with two sculptures in the center, made of bronze and representing the castaway Caramuru (a kind of Neptune) and a native Indian. The name Caramuru was the nickname of Diogo Álvares Correia, a brave explorer (born in Viana) who drowned in the Brasilian bay of All Saints in 1508, whose achievement is closely connected to the history of this country: As he was drowning, he took his gun and killed a bird, and the Indians who saw this attributed the action to divine powers. He later married an indigenous woman and the daughter of the chief of the tribe, Tupinambá. Therefore he had a lot of influence on the history of the founding of Brazil. The monument was made by José Rodrigues in December of 2008, marking the anniversary of the 750th anniversary of the founding of the city.
This monument is in the center and gardens in the main avenue of the city, the Av Carvalho Araújo which has the same name of this national hero. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the centenary of his death, and is a high granite pedestal where the bronze statue by sculptor Anjos Teixeira stands, this naval officer died in combat in the First War World. At the bottom front of the pedestal are two sculptures in stone depicting two men fighting hand to hand, and on the back of bronze on a rudder which can read a few words from an officer of a German submarine that recognizes Araújo's courage during battle.
This monument by Henrique Moreira is in Foz do Douro, on the outskirts of Oporto (along the Douro river towards Matosinhos). It's on one end of Paseo Alegre Park, opposite San Juan Bautista Castle. Made in 1967 it consists of a hollow rectangular granite structure with several bronze statues. It's dedicated to the Portuguese writer and soldier Raul Germano Brandão.
In the back of the Episcopal Palace, opposite the Jardim dos Frades Trinos, is this monument that honors Antonio M ª Mourinho. It's a bronze bust in bronze on a granite pedestal. Antonio M ª Mourinho was the founder of the Terra Museum of Miranda, many mirandés fought for the recognition of the Mirandese language, also he's the author of several books and poems written in that language.
On one of the integrant paths of the garden, right in front of the Museum of Natural History of the Faculty of Science, you'll find an interesting series of bronze sculptures. They are in memory of the liberas executed in May and October of 1829 in the New Square (now called Freedom Square). For this reason the Cordonería Garden was renamed Campo dos Martires da Patria in October, 1835.
This monument was made in December of 1997 and placed in the center of Largo Rodrigues Sampaio, facing the waterfront. It has 5 large-size sculptures, made of bronze and placed on the pavement. They symbolize the efforts of local people fishing. This monument honors Esposende sailors and all those whose livelihoods depend on the sea (fishermen, boat builders ...).
This is one of the monuments in the gardens of Central Avenue and it entitled "Totus Tuus" which means "totally yours" in Latin and was the motto of Pope John Paul II to express their devotion. The monument is on grass, has three stone obelisks, granite triangular clothing and a sort of cauldron situated in the center.
This monument is at one of the entrances to the Jardim da Cordoaria (also called João Chagas or Campo dos Martires da Patria). It's a granite pedestal on which stands a stone statue of Ramalho Ortigão, writer/literary critic who was born in Oporto in the late eighteenth century. Directly in front is the Carmelite Church (Igreja do Carmo).
This statue is opposite the marina, in the gardens between the streets Av Marginal and Largo Joao da Costa (where the Book Fair is held). The statue is eighteenth century and carved in stone, on a staircase 4 busts represent the 4 continents, on a pedestal stands a woman, crowned by a castle carrying in her left hand a caravel, a symbol of the seafaring tradition of the city. This was the first monument that was dedicated to the city itself, but in the twentieth century a new version of this statue, which is opposite the Castillo de Santiago da Barra and the commercial and fishing port, was made.
This sculpture is at the commercial dock (Doca), opposite the Navio Gil Eannes and is dedicated to João Pagundes Alvares, a Portuguese navigator. The monument consists of a rather high granite pedestal, on which the bronze sculpture of this character stands. The body of the sailor is done in such a way that it looks like the prow of a ship.
This monument is in front of the Palace of Maciel Barbosa (Museum) pays tribute to friar Bartolomé de Martyrs, founder of the former convent of Santa Cruz (the Church of Santo Domingo holds his remains are). Made by the sculptor Manuel Rocha in November 2008 to mark the 7th anniversary of his beatification. It represents the Dominican monk sitting on a donkey, on a circular pedestal base where different stages of his life and exploits are represented by bronze reliefs. The monk is considered the most important figure in the city's history, for his dedication to the poor and sick, his remarkable participation in the Council of Trent and the foundation of the convent.
This monument is opposite the main facade of Viana railway station. It consists of a granite pedestal on which there are two cast statues that represent a man and woman dancing a typical popular regional folklore dance, are wearing trademark clothing and the pedestal has an engraved inscription that invites you to revisit Viana.
This monument is right across from La Buvette and spa building of Caldas de Chaves. It's simply made up of a plaque and granite pedestal, on which stands the bronze bust of Mario Gonçalves Carneiro, medic, clinical director and promoter of the city baths. It was placed here on September 22, 1995 to commemorate the half century of clinical activity in Caldas de Chaves.
This building is located directly opposite the [poi = 89657] Episcopal Palace [/ poi] and [poi = 90110] the Trine Frades Jardim [/ poi]. I was amazed, not at the building itself, but at the sculpture next to the door. Standing on a pedestal of large granite blocks, this huge hand-carved bronze sculpture supposedly represents justice. It's framed by portico whose columns are decorated with motifs and texts alluding to civil law.
The Monument to the Women is a sculpture in Republic Square, right at the beginning of the gardens that run along Central Avenue. The sculpture shows a naked woman lying on her side. It appears to be made of white marble, but it's chipped at the base where it clearly indicates that it was carved out of wood and then lacquered. It was made in 1996 by John Fisher, an American sculptor, although he spent most of his life in Italy, and his works follow the model of the famous artist Michelangelo.