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Statue of Sao Goncalo

Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos, Portugal
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Historic Lagos

Very apt as all around the statue were the historic events this man was part of. This lead to a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Inverurie, United Kingdom
Great vista from the Statue

This is located just up the hill towards the Mar Restaurant and Cafe; there's a great view of the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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“slave market” (2 reviews)
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Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very apt as all around the statue were the historic events this man was part of. This lead to a tour of the " Slave Market " museum just behind the statue and onto lunch at one of the recommended restaurants ( Dos Irmäos )...More

Thank Turakina
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is located just up the hill towards the Mar Restaurant and Cafe; there's a great view of the Prai Maia beach from here as well as the original Lagos Fort. Just don't sit down on the wall that surrounds the water - it's a...More

Thank clemouk
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Great location on top of the hill near the harbour and close to the fortress. Easy to get there either walking, taxi or public transportation.

Thank susanamV9616MI
Reviewed 18 June 2017

At the top end of Lagos, over looking the ocean, it was worth the walk as yo great great views of the Marina and coastline.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Its a Statue by the side of the main road. What else is there to say. Its a nice statue, probably of someone of historical significance, but to a tourist just interesting.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Sao Goncalo was a monk from the early 15th century who performed several miracles, including greatly increasing the number of fish in the area - which is one reason he's the patron saint of fishermen here (note other parts of Portugal have a different patron...More

1  Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Breath taking view of the beach below with the statue of Sao Goncalo overlooking. There is no shade, so don't expect to hang out long on a hot day. But it's got a great view and plenty of room to sit. I stopped here on...More

2  Thank mrportland
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Sao Goncalo was a saint of the Saint Augustine Order (1377-1422) who were traditionally friars who traveled around the world as Christian missionaries and were often persecuted.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The statue itself is only a statue, esp. when you have no idea about who he/she is. But this one lies on a beautiful coast, and you can have a perfect panoramic view there. Come to the beach to enjoy sunlight, and stand next to...More

1  Thank Nga L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Once you will see this Statue of Sao Goncalo, you will be very close to beautiful beaches all around, so enjoy it and continue until you will find them.

Thank otterboris
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