Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Funchal
(Fr. de São Martinho)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

Rua do Ponta da Cruz

João Gonçalves Zarco

c. 1390 - Funchal 1471
Portuguese explorer who established settlements and recognition of the Madeira Islands, and was appointed first captain of Funchal by Henry the Navigator
(Wikipedia)
Augusto Cid
2008 (2004)

Funchal /  João Gonçalves Zarco   Funchal /  João Gonçalves Zarco

Description

Bronze statue of Zarco standing on a rcok looking out over the sea.

Inscription(s)

A
JOÃO GONÇALVES ZARCO

No Âmbito das Comemorações dos
500 anos da Cidade do Funchal
(1508-2008)

Escultura de Augusto Cid.
Réplica da Peça Existente em
Lisboa (Publias/Closa)
Maio 2004

To
JOÃO GONÇALVES ZARCO

On the occasion of the Commemoration of
500 years City of Funchal
(1508-2008)

Sculpture by Augusto Cid.
Replica of Existing Piece in
Lisbon (Publias / Closa)
May 2004

Signature

augusto cid / 04

Annotation

There are three statues of Zarco in Funchal:

  1. Freguesia da Sé, statue by Francisco Franco, 1934.
  2. Freguesia de São Martinho, statue by Augusto Cid, 2004.
  3. Freguesia do Monte, half figure by by Francisco Franco, 1914 (this is on the grounds of the restaurant at Terreiro da Luta, which was closed when we visited Madeira).

Funchal - João Gonçalves Zarco

Sculptor

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Location (N 32°38'2" - W 16°56'48")

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