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Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, Porto

Praca Mouzinho de Albuquerque | Rotunda da Boavista, Porto, Portugal
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French and British

Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal, Portugal is a... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
Beating the French

This large statue which is very impressive celebrates the defeat of the French. The lion being... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal, Portugal is a historical record of the French and British. Much like colonial times in North America and the Battle of the Pains of Abraham between Wolfe and Montcalm that shaped our modern Canada...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This large statue which is very impressive celebrates the defeat of the French. The lion being Portugal and the eagle France. Numerous impressive carvings around the base at to the grandeur.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

this is a monument that you will probably cross anyway but take time to see it and appreciate it. It is full of story and it has a huge meaning to the city. It is located in a roundabout, and also has a garden. When...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Commemorating the peninsular campaign against the French and showing the British Lion putting down the French Eagle. Important in the context of the early 19thC history of Europe when freeing Portugal and Spain from Napoleon’s grasp and foreign rule.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This monument to the fallen in the Peninsular Wars is quite impressive. Atop a tall column is a lion defeating an eagle.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This monument was completed in 1952 having been started in 1909. It commemorates the Peninsular Wars that took place between 1807-1814 when the Portuguese and the English armies fought against the armies of France. It stands about forty five metres high. Having learnt about the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This monument is in the roundabout Boa Vista, just south of Casa da Musica, where many people (including us) arrive at, or leave, Porto by coach - so it's not really remote, as some reviewers suggest. I read that it was only completed in 1951,...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

at Avenida da Boavista there is a square with a high column. On the top of the column is a dramatic statue of a Lion subduing an eagle. This monument celebrates the victory of the Portuguese over the French in the Peninsular War.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The monument represents the Portuguese, Spanish alliance Lion crushing the French/Napoleonic Eagle. Based on a war way back, that I cannot recollect. Certainly nice to view on foot or on the hop on/off bus tour that runs this route.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Really impressive monument at the end of Boavista avenue from the sea. Main column as a lion capturing an eagle, whilst the plinth as several impressive sculptors. Set in the middle of a roundabout there are numerous good photo spots.

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