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

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monument to a navigator

Between the Avenida da Republica and the sea is the big bronze statue of Diogo Afonso, the Portuguese navigator, who is considered to be the discoverer of the islands of Sao... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between the Avenida da Republica and the sea is the big bronze statue of Diogo Afonso, the Portuguese navigator, who is considered to be the discoverer of the islands of Sao Vicente and Santo Antâo in 1462 and who later became a captain (governor) of Cape Verde. The statue is next to the Torre de Belem and was erected during... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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