Sculpture of Dom Sebastiao
Sculpture of Dom Sebastiao
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KathleenR_28
Port Dover, Canada6,726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Standing smack in the center of the praca in Lagos is this statue of Dom Sebastiao, king of Portugal in the late 1600s. I did not quite know what to make of his attire, to be honest. What I liked was that the dark cobblestones as well as the business establishments were arranged in such a way that they revolved around the statue which, to me, presented a nice photo shoot on a quiet day.
Written July 13, 2020
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ShaneDublin
Dublin, Ireland200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
You'll find it centre stage in the main square of Lagos old town - Praca de Gil Eanes. You will come across this many times and just have a deeper look at it and is quiet interesting.
Written April 13, 2012
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ron b
Houston, TX106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Lagos is mainly a beach town, only a few things to see. This is said to be a sculpture of the Boy King dom Sebastiano, although it looks like a girl. n 1572, the 18 year-old Boy King, Dom Sebastião, paid a visit to Lagos to inspect the fortress at Sagres and the Franciscan monastery at Cape S. Vicente. Later that year, Dom Sebastião issued a new charter for Lagos and it became the capital of Algarve. His misguided attack on Morocco in 1578 resulted in his death at age 24 and Portugal lost its independence to Spain for 60 years. A myth developed that he wasn’t really dead and would one day return to rule Portugal. He rallied his troops for the fateful expedition into Morocco from the window of the nearby Santa Maria church.
Written April 13, 2018
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Dom Sebastião (Portuguese king) died very young, fighting against the moors in North Africa. As he didn’t have children, and as the Spanish king (Filipe II) was the son of a Portuguese princess, he inherited the Portuguese throne and Portugal was ruled by the Spaniards during 60 years. The sculptor (Cutileiro) was very effective in representing a child wearing adult outfit. Enjoy!
Written May 3, 2022
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klikers3
Manchester, UK47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Quite nice piece of art but not that much interesting that I expected. Recommended to see this place when you are in the Lagos
Written September 2, 2019
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maryfairy97
London, UK71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Quite and unusual sculptue however why do people allow their children to climb all over it. Dont they teach their children about Art and teach them to apprciate objects instead of using them as a climbing fram.
Written October 18, 2018
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
You cannot miss this odd statue of the unfortunate King Sebastian, who reigned for just over a year, before being killed in an ill-planned crusade to Morocco. He was childless, so his death also ended the Aviz dynasty of Portuguese monarchs.

You wanted the brief history lesson, right?

You'd think he'd be depicted heroically, on a horse or a throne perhaps. BUT! This is a 20th century depiction, so all that is thrown out the window. Fine with me, but the statue is still a mystery to me. I wonder if it's still a curiosity for the residents? Probably not, they pass by it every day. I did too, but that was only for the few days I was in Lagos recently.

Also curious - why is there a statue of Dom Sebastiao at the dead center of Gil Eanes Square? Shouldn't Gil be there instead? There IS a statue of him, out near the beaches...well, it's beyond my power of understanding, but then that power has never been much. At very least, a topic for a very brief conversation, this curiosity on the square.
Written June 6, 2017
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Michael C
Welwyn, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Fascinating part of Lagos. It is within easy distance of fish market, which is a must tovisit to see the amazing choice of fresh fish. Also of numerous cafes, shops and street markets, with reasonable car parking nearby.
Written May 1, 2013
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António Manuel Rodrigues
Lagos, Portugal5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
This ýoung little Prince was an important figure in the Lagos history and someone chose to honour him with this...heap of stones~~or is it supposed to be ´modern art´? Beats me. Check out the heap of scrap metal rubbish on the D. Maria Bridge roundabaout on the Avenida! Scary to think that someone made a lot of money out of ´The Brains´ with it!! Check out the wall mosaic next to the ´fountains?´ What must Infant D. Henrique think to be placed in the same league!
Written September 20, 2012
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Gloria B
Toronto, Canada678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This modern statue represents the vey young King Sebastian who died at age 24. The armour he wears is oversized showing that he was too young to bare the burden of kingship. He looks like a character from Star Wars and indeed he died in battle.
Written March 13, 2019
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