Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques

Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes: Address, Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques Reviews: 4/5

Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques

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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,007 contributions
Statue of the Portuguese King
Oct 2019
The statue of Afonso Henriques is outside his palace Dukes of Braganza Palace in Guimaraes in Portugal. The statue is very grand and is a symbol in the Guimaraes area - it can be found on emblem of the local football team Vittoria Guimaraes.
Written 31 October 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia32,196 contributions
Historic statue
Oct 2018 • Couples
The statue of D. Afonso Henriques is an historic monument to the first King of Portugal. This monument does not provide much information, but a little extra research sheds more light behind the history of the man. He is also known as Afonso Henriques, Afonso the Conqueror, and in Portuguese Afonso o Conquistador. He was born around 1110, in Guimaraes, and died in 1185, in Coimbra. So he is a local to this place! He is the leader who defeated the Muslims in the area and eventually secured the independence of Portugal. So Alfonso is considered as quite a significant personality in the history of Portugal. The statue is outside the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, which is a well preserved building with some very valuable artifacts and other objects that should be seen. The garden, or park area around the statue and the palace are also lovely and merit a visit.
Written 20 April 2019
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Beautiful garden at its feet
Oct 2018 • Friends
This statue in itself is nothing special, but starting from it you will see the amazing Parque do Castelo.
Written 19 December 2018
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Punch-77
Dammartin-en-Goele, France576 contributions
Statue of the first king of Portugal
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a bronze statue of Alfonso Henriques the 1st, just in front of the entrance to the palace of the Ducs of Braganza.
Written 3 December 2018
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Tito T
232 contributions
Symbolic
Mar 2018 • Friends
A symbolic statue inside a symbolic town in Portugal. Very well preserved but I felt the need of more explanation about the statue, how and when it was built and why the king it's on that position and stuff like that.
Written 10 September 2018
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,118 contributions
Near the Castle
Aug 2018 • Family
The statue of the first king of Portugal is located close to the castle and the palace. It is worth a visit and a photo when visiting either of these places, and can't be missed as you approach the area.
Written 14 August 2018
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nadi O o
Israel1,093 contributions
Moving!!
Apr 2018 • Friends
When I stood with my travelers (I am a tour guide) near the statue I said - This was the right person, At the right time, in the right place. And if he was not there and ruled so many years successfully, maybe Portugal was never been born.
Written 15 April 2018
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Kamil A
Prague, Czech Republic108 contributions
Statue
Sep 2017 • Family
This statue was a gift from Brazil and it represents the first king of Portugal. Since it is in front of both castles, it is a very photogenic place.
Written 2 October 2017
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
Where it All Began...
May 2017
This is the founder of Portugal and likely where your tour of Guimaraes will begin as it is at a higher level and you will be able to walk down through the town to a plaza where the bus will be waiting. The reconstructed castle where Afonso was born or ruled is in back of this statue.
Written 11 June 2017
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holiday-view23-7-11
Basingstoke, UK1,721 contributions
Ideal photo stop
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is one of the best place to take a photo, there are normally a number of people around to help out if you do not have a selfie stick to take your own. I took a few of couples so that they had shots of them together.
There are public toilets just across the road I did not use them myself but many of the people in our tour group did and there were no complaints. Directly opposite is a small gift shop where I purchased a fridge magnet but they had lots of gifts for people of all ages including small swords and shields.
Written 26 April 2017
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