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Sign: Lisbon - Monument to Joao Mendes, the first Westerner to come to Korea


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Av. Brasília, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal
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A Embaixada da República da Coreia em Portugal, a Câmara Municipal de Tongyeong. a Câmara Municipal de Lisboa e o artista Alexandre Farto aka Vhils ergueram, em conjunto, um monumento a João Mendes para assinalar a chegada do primeiro ocidental à Peninsula Coreana em 1604

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포르투갈대사관 주포르투갈 대사관 한국 통영시, 리스본시, 예술가 알레산드르 파르투(일명 빌즈)는 공동 으로 1604년 서양인 최초로 한반도에 도래한 포르투갈인 주앙 멘데스를 기리기 위해 이

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A sculpture made by street and graffiti artist Vhils, commemorating the Portuguese merchant João Mendes, who was the first westerner to arrive in Korea in 1604.

The statue donated by the Korean Embassy in Portugal, Tongyeong Municipality, Lisbon Municipality and the artist was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Portugal, Tongyeong City Hall. Lisbon City Council and the artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils jointly erected a monument to João Mendes to mark the arrival of the first Westerner to the Korean Peninsula in 1604

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