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Address: Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde

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OK statue, great meeting point

nice view of harbor and right next to Torre de Belem, near fish and municipal markets, etc. Standard statue of famous person - not worth a separate visit unless you are a bronze... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Elmira, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nice view of harbor and right next to Torre de Belem, near fish and municipal markets, etc. Standard statue of famous person - not worth a separate visit unless you are a bronze afficianado

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Arendal, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Reading the history of Cabo Verde islands..Can be a start..Before you visit this place. ..Than..Look to the museo

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You can't fail to see the statue as you wall along the sea front. Wish there was more information .... Several locals were seated at the base of the statue when we visited, so we didn't linger to find out more.

Thank Ralph R
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Between the Avenida da Republica and the sea is the big bronze statue of Diogo Afonso, the Portuguese navigator, who is considered to be the discoverer of the islands of Sao Vicente and Santo Antâo in 1462 and who later became a captain (governor) of Cape Verde. The statue is next to the Torre de Belem and was erected during... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This statue has a troubled history. It has been moved and even turned around depending on the prevailing mood of the locals. The reason for this is that it reminds people of their colonial past. Attitudes now seem to have moderated, and once again the statue is on the sea shore facing out to sea.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

A modern statue next to Torre de Belem. The nice thing about the statue is its location on fishermen's beach where there are many colourful boats and in front of 19th C English-built trading houses. It is very photogenic in its surroundings.

Thank Jiri P
Billericay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This bronze statue commemorates the discoverer of the Cape Verde islands. It's situated on the seafront very close to the Torre do Belem looking out to sea. Worth a look and a photo opportunity.

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