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Address: Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde

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Large and contentious statue

This statue has a troubled history. It has been moved and even turned around depending on the prevailing mood of the locals. The reason for this is that it reminds people of their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2016
Andrew C
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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This statue has a troubled history. It has been moved and even turned around depending on the prevailing mood of the locals. The reason for this is that it reminds people of their colonial past. Attitudes now seem to have moderated, and once again the statue is on the sea shore facing out to sea.

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

A modern statue next to Torre de Belem. The nice thing about the statue is its location on fishermen's beach where there are many colourful boats and in front of 19th C English-built trading houses. It is very photogenic in its surroundings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

This bronze statue commemorates the discoverer of the Cape Verde islands. It's situated on the seafront very close to the Torre do Belem looking out to sea. Worth a look and a photo opportunity.

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