Sculptures in Póvoa de Varzim

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List of the main sculptures found in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.

Póvoa de Varzim Sculpture Commemoration Date Notes Location in Póvoa de Varzim
Pelourinho da Póvoa de Varzim Autonomy of Póvoa de Varzim. Póvoa de Varzim in the Portuguese Discoveries. 1514 Granted by King Manuel I of Portugal. Listed as a National Monument. Praça do Almada
(civic center)
Cruzeiro do Cemitério Cemetery calvary. 19th century? Rua Almeida Brandão
Cruzeiro Verde Parochial calvary. 19th century? Praça do Almada
(Largo Eça de Queiroz)
Cruzeiro de Aver-o-Mar Parochial calvary. 1904 Rua Barão da Areia
Rua Augusto Santos
Cego do Maio Honors Cego do Maio, a fishermen. Local Hero 1909 Financed by Povoans of Brazil and Garrett Theater Passeio Alegre square
(waterfront)
Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra Povoans who died in World War I. 1933 Praça Marquês de Pombal
(market square)
Cruzeiro da Independência 800 years of the independence of Portugal[1] 1940 By the National Body of Scouts Praça Marquês de Pombal
(market square)
Eça de Queiroz Honors Eça de Queiroz, one of the most influential writer in the Portuguese language, born in Póvoa de Varzim 1952 By Povoans of Brazil Praça do Almada
(civic center)
Vasques Calafate Honors Vasques Calafate, lobbied for the works in the Port of Póvoa de Varzim[1] 1965 By Povoan fishermen[1] Avenida dos Descobrimentos
(waterfront)
Marco do Milénio Millennium Mark which commemorates 1000 years — from March 26, 953 — of the first known record confirming the existence of Póvoa de Varzim.[1] 1973 By the City Hall Largo das Dores
(old town)
Francisco Sá Carneiro Former prime minister 1981 By a group of citizens[1] Praça Luís de Camões
Às Gentes da Póvoa de Varzim Honors the unity of the municipality and the difference between the fisherman of the coast and the inland farmer. 1995 By the Rotary Club of Póvoa de Varzim Touro, Avenida Vasco da Gama
São Pedro Patron saint. Saint Peter Festival of 1996.[1] 1996 By the City Hall Avenida dos Descobrimentos
(waterfront)
Peixeira / Mulher poveira To the Fisherwoman / Povoan Woman. Saint Peter Festival of 1997.[1] 1997 By the City Hall Avenida dos Descobrimentos
(waterfront)
David Alves Mayor of Póvoa de Varzim responsible for the new Market square and other developments 1999 By the City Hall Praça Marquês de Pombal
(market square)
Major Mota Mayor of Póvoa de Varzim responsible for the street's pedestrianization and other developments 2003 By the City Hall Rua da Junqueira
(shopping street)
Fernando Pessoa 120 years of the birth of Fernando Pessoa. 2008 By Casino da Póvoa Passeio Alegre
(waterfront)
Rocha Peixoto 100 years of the death of Rocha Peixoto. 2010 By the City Hall Rua Padre Afonso Soares
(Rocha Peixoto Library garden)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "O que visitar" (in Portuguese). CMPV. Retrieved May 4, 2012.