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Former King of Portugal

We came across the statue of Dom Afonso III whilst having a walk around the 'Old Town'. The statue... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thetravellingmanUk
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uk
Imposing figure

Dear old Alfonso possibly needs a better and more substantial background. As with many statues... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
melparker56
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Praca Dom Afonso III, Faro 8000-167, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the statue of Dom Afonso III whilst having a walk around the 'Old Town'. The statue stands in a small square which is partially laid out in grass, and is just across from the Museu Municipal de Faro. The bronze statue depicts...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Dear old Alfonso possibly needs a better and more substantial background. As with many statues there is a distinct lack of information as to why he deserves or does not deserve a statue! Anyhow he has one and the area in general is well worth...More

Thank melparker56
Reviewed May 16, 2018

But best regarded from one of the adjoining local hostelries drinking a cool beer as the sun goes down.

Thank Ian L
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a statue of one of the former Kings of Portugal and the Algarve. It stands outside Faro cathedral in the historic old town

Thank albeback1
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Another warlord. It is time to replace statues of these guys with those of peacemakers, but these might be more difficult to find....

Thank cojotent
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Dom Afonso III at the time of writing, commanded the road works (cobble stone team), the builders wagons and the umpteen cars that tried to park somewhere near to the Museum. Standing tall and proud, he was resplendent in his demeanour.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Although its undoubtedly well made, unless you are particularly interested in Portuguese history its just another statue and easy to walk past without looking to see who its for.

Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Dom Alfonso 3 was the first King of Portugal who captured the Algarve region from the Moors in the 12th century by seizing Faro. Unfortunately this information had to come from our guide as there was no easily accessible information on this important historical figure.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

If you were just exploring the old town you would easily walk past it as it is just another statue, as a tourist there wasn't much to identify it or him as a special figure.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The frist king of Portugal. A big statue but iT was Well kept Lovely to See in the old town. Near the museum

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