Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator

Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator

Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A prolific seaman of the 1400's who opened many routes for trade, hence his name Prince Henry the Navigator
Written 7 January 2024
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal22,319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This monument was designed by “Tomás da Costa”, and got inaugurated in the year 1900. In it, the Infante appears with a representation of the World at his feet and "indicating" the path of Discoveries. This statue is located near the Ribeira, right in front of the Ferreira Borges Market. And above the underground car-park from “SABA – Ribeira” in the Rua do Infante D. Henrique.

Written 19 December 2023
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye1,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
It is one of the symbols of city on the to the St. Francisco Church and to the Ribeira. You can sit on the grass and enjoy the ambiance.
Written 10 July 2023
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is a lovely statue in a green area, in front of the Market building. Well worth a look, if your in the area.
Written 24 May 2023
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK9,764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I can remember being taught at school about the role Prince Henry the Navigator played in 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion in general. Through his efforts Portugal captured the city of Ceuta in North Africa in 1415, although it is now a Spanish autonomous city. Prince Henry was involved in the Portuguese colonisation of the previously uninhabited island of Madeira.

It is appropriate that this fine looking monument and statue exist in Porto, which we saw from the top deck of a city sightseeing coach, as he was possibly born there; certainly the official records show that he was baptised in the city.
Written 30 April 2023
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john b
Valparaiso, IN863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Henry is fine, good to read about but we really liked the whole square with the wonderful Market steel building as the backdrop. Big concert weekend going on when we were there and the square was full of life.
Written 18 October 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery. Henry was the fourth child of the Portuguese King John I, who founded the House of Aviz. This beautiful statue was in the middle of a very pleasant square in downtown Porto. I must admit that I stumbled on it by accident after our walking tour of Porto had ended.
Written 10 July 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Very impressive and noble statue dedicated to one of the great Portuguese explorers and set in a green square. So a pretty spot.
Written 27 May 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
At some point when exploring Porto you will come across the square that houses the statue to Prince Henry, and it’s worth honouring the old boy with a photo.
I also have a fondness for statues on tall plinths that are pointing. It’s my inner child at work I know, but I always imagine they are shouting down to me “ I can see your house from here “
Written 17 May 2022
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Lee S
Australia2,587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The statue of Henry the Navigator is in the middle of Porto in a nice park. This statue was sculptured by Tomas Costa in 1894, to a gentleman who fiance explorers to sail the new world.
Written 4 May 2022
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