Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a nice large statue in the square, very easy to find, and quite photogenic. Well worth a visit, if your in the area.
Written 24 May 2024
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dese2
Auburn, NY3,251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This statue is impressive in size and for where its placement.
The port of Lagos is the harbor frm which many of the Portuguese ships left as they explored the world for riches.
The statue was inagurated on the 500th anniversary of his death. .
Written 9 May 2023
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robnh61
Stockport, UK2,398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Walking around Lagos and you come across the impressive statue looking out to see of the Portuguese explorer Infante Dom Henrique better known as Prince Henry the Navigator.
Written 6 October 2020
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Janet C
Stockport, UK2,652 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Walking around Lagos and you come across the impressive statue of the Portuguese explorer Infante Dom Henrique also known as Prince Henry the Navigator
Written 11 September 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This statue who is located in Praça Infante D. Henrique, former “dos Touros Square”, it was inaugurated into the year 1960. The statue was created by sculptor “Leopoldo de Almeida”, it is a work of art that immortalizes the figure of Infante and his stay in Lagos for a significant part of his life. From here, he directed the initial phase of the Portuguese Discoveries. It is known worldwide by the name "O Navegador".
Written 27 February 2020
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,779 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
but unsure as to its likeness to the real person. However given the history, he is one person a visitor should be aware of.
Written 19 February 2020
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johnowen2004
Weston super Mare, UK186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Imposing statue in large square which enjoyed a serene and tranquil square.The statue and square are well maintained.
Written 21 November 2019
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john t
Derby, UK538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Located in the square of the same name this is a lovely statue, and apparently regarded as one of the most important works of Leopoldo de Almeida - but who was he, and what was the significance of Dom Henrique as there is absolutely no explanatory information available!

The Infante Dom Henrique, 'Henry the Navigator', regarded as the Patron of Portuguese exploration, spent the most significant part of his life in Lagos, and is regarded as the initiator of what would be known as the 'Age of Discovery', being responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands in the Atlantic and the search for new trade routes.

The water fountains in this lovely spacious square also provide a focus for the young, and not so young, to 'cool down' during long hot summers days
Written 1 September 2019
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scvrose
Fiddletown, CA1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
The square in town is very nice and it is anchored by this impressive statue of Henry the Navigator next to the fountain. Hard to miss.
Written 20 June 2019
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It’s a rather minor attraction, small statue of some historical, local individual next to the square and a church. Not really worth visiting, unless for personal or historical reasons.
Written 6 June 2019
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