Monumento de Diogo Gomes
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Lagos, Kingdom of Portugal
Kingdom of Portugal
|Occupation||Navigator, explorer, writer|
The Monumento de Diogo Gomes or the Diogo Gomes Monument is a monument that is named after Diogo Gomes, the Portuguese navigator and discoverer of the island of Santiago in 1460. The monument overlooks the harbour of Praia including its nearby buildings and a small island with a historic house. The statue is approximately 15 m over its beach and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The statue is over a steel-frame guardrail and is surrounded by a tree to the northeast side.
The statue is approximately 8 m tall. It is mainly a bronze statue and is on top of a marble block divided into and is over a three by three square totaling nine over a small five by five square block and underneath a white block which are surrounded by stone paved surface.
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