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Statues in Vila Real

6 statues in Vila Real

Statues in Vila Real
Carvalho Araújo Memorial
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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.
Statues in Vila Real
Statues in Vila Real
Monument to Camilo Branco
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In the center of ​​Jardim da Carreira a monument is dedicated to Camilo Castelo Branco, one of the most distinguished writers of Portuguese literature. The monument is quite simple: A granite pedestal with the bronze bust of this nineteenth century Portuguese novelist. It was made in 1926 by public subscription. His full name is Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo Branco, and his best work is considered to be "Love of perdition." His style fits into romance and the themes of his novels often dealt with love and heartbreak.
Statues in Vila Real
Ao Bombeiro Voluntário Monument
On the road between Praça Luís de Camões and the Municipal Market stands the Monument to Volunteer Firefighters. It's a granite pedestal on which is inscribed "life for life", with a bronze sculpture depicting a firefighter wearing his suit and carrying a baby. The monument was made in 2000 and pays tribute to the professional association.
Statues in Vila Real
Monument to Antonio Valente da Fonseca
At the beginning of Pedro de Castro Street, on the corner of Luís de Camões Square, there's a monument paying tribute to the Bishop of the Diocese of Vila Real, Antonio Valente de Fonseca. The monument is a granite block that forms a wall with the bronze bust of the bishop to the right and a commemorative inscription to the left and is surrounded by a small garden.
Statues in Vila Real
Monument to Diogo Cão
In the upper area of ​​the city is the monument dedicated to Diogo Cão, in the plaza of the same name, surrounded by gardens. The monument consists of a square granite pedestal base with the bronze statue of the XV century navigator and explorer of the west coast of Africa. Diogo Cao was born in Vila Real and his birthplace, on Praça Camilo Castelo Branco, is classified as Property of Public Interest. The city's streets, squares and schools bear his name.
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