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Sign: Lisbon - Monument commemorating Afonso de Albuquerque

Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal
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The monument commemorates the second governor of Portuguese India (1515-1453) and is located in the square named after him.

At the top of the monument is the figure of Afonso de Albuquerque holding his sword and pointing with his other hand at a pile of guns symbolizing his military skills Click for a larger image
The figures with wings surrounding the monument symbolize the qualities of the governor: justice, strength, courage and genius.

The monument was made by the sculptor Costa Motta (the uncle) and was placed in 1902

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