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Along the waterfront

This statue overlooks the water and was a nice surprise to run across. Not sure who he was but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice way to Honor this Gentleman

This is an iconic statue of an early and great religious man of Lagos.....some wonderful photos can... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
markreilly282
,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue overlooks the water and was a nice surprise to run across. Not sure who he was but apparently had a connect to Lagos.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

This is an iconic statue of an early and great religious man of Lagos.....some wonderful photos can be taken of it and of the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Walk along the shore and take in the majestic scenery of this location.....it is a perfect stop on the way to Piedade

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Reviewed October 17, 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
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Reviewed October 12, 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
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Reviewed July 7, 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.

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Reviewed June 18, 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
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Reviewed June 14, 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
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Reviewed June 7, 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

2  Thank DottoreGianni
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Reviewed April 17, 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
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