Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Sines
Setúbal - Sul (distrito)

Alentejo

Largo Muro da Praia

Vasco da Gama

(Sines 1460 or '9 - Cochim, India 1524)
Portuguese explorer, commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India
(Wikipedia)
António Branco Paiva
1970

Sines /  Vasco da Gama   Sines /  Vasco da Gama

Description

Statue of Vasco da Gama looking out over the sea.

Inscription(s)

DOM VASCO DA GAMA
1469-1525

descobridor e almirante do mar da india
1° conde da vidigueira
vice-rei da india

"…aquelle illustre gama
que para si de eneas toma a fama."
camões, lus. 1-12

DOM VASCO DA GAMA
1469-1525

Discoverer and Admiral of the Indian Ocean
1st Count of Vidigueira
Viceroy of India

"…this illustrious Gama
which for Eneas himself takes fame."
Camões, Lus. 1-12

Signature

A Paiva 70
On the socle: M.O.P. 1970

Sines - Vasco da Gama

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 37°57'17" W 8°52'1"

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