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San Vicente de Albufeira Statue

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Address: Largo Jacinto D'Ayet, Albufeira 8200-071, Portugal

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San Vincente Area

The statue represents the area of San Vicente (St Vincent) and is important from both a historical and religious point of view. Unfortunately the building which ajoins it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The statue represents the area of San Vicente (St Vincent) and is important from both a historical and religious point of view. Unfortunately the building which ajoins it is derelict and an absolute eyesore. In its day it must have been a beautiful building.

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Langho, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Having learnt about St. Vincent of Albufeira it was good to see a Statue of him so that he can be remembered.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Statue of Jesuit missionary who was born in Albufeira in the 16th century and went to Japan as one of the first travelers trying to persuade the local population to convert to Christianity and I believe was martyred.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

As I got up to this site by the tuk tuk . I hurriedly posed by this statue to take pics before going off to take in the lovely views of santa Luz. I read some of the stories as to why his statue is here and it's really sad... this is a good tribute for such a saint.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This statue stood in a small park like area. It is situated just across from the hotel we stayed in.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I found this summary about the São Vicente statue on internet and want to share it with all the travellers. "This monument, in honour of the Friar Vicente de Stº António, is located in the Largo Jacinto d'Ayet square. Saint Vicente was born in 1590 in the Town of Albufeira and his mother offered him to Our Lady of Orada... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Like the previous reviewer never took much notice for ages, but while taking a second look and finding out the history and how impressing the quality of the workmanship is, I would like to endorse his comments, there are so many gems in our foreign travels we simply don't notice!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Have to say with hand on heart, that I walked past this statue countless times, saw it here, so decided to review it! What could be said about this lovely statue of St Vicente, from my own point of view is that it adds to the atmosphere of the old town, and may give yerself a little blessing when going... More 

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After climbing up to the historical Old Town - you'll see this statue nearby the churches & clock tower . I felt like I was in a time warp - so different to the other Albufeira with its bustling shops , bars & restaurants down below .It's worth the walk up winding ancient streets to get a feel how the... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Frei Vicente de Santo António was born in 1590 in the castle of Albufeira, and died in 1623 in Nagasaki (Japan). He was a christian missionary that died as a martyr on the 3rd of September of 1623 burned for not denying his faith.

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