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Largo Mártires da Pátria

Reconquista Cristã da Cidade de Silves

The Christian Reconquest of the City of Silves

José Laranjeira Santos
Fundição Araujo & Guedes (Vila Nova de Gaia)
1987

Silves /  Reconquista Cristã da Cidade de Silves   Silves /  Reconquista Cristã da Cidade de Silves

Description

A stone column is surrounded by Christian knights and defeated Moors. The monument represents the conquest of Silves by the Christian knights in 1189. During the reign of King Sancho I, the second lieutenant, D. Mendo de Sousa, planned a surprise attack on the Moors.

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Signature

Laranjeira santos esc 1987
fundição araujo & guedes, lda. V.N. Gaia

Silves - Reconquista Cristã da Cidade de Silves

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 37°11'21" - W 8°26'39")

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