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Monuments in Lagos
Estátua de Gil Eanes
A bronze statue, inugurated in the 1960s, as a tribute by the city of Lagos to its most famous navigator, Gil Eanes.
Estátua de El Rei Dom Sebastião
Praça Gil Eanes
Located in the town's centre, this statue by João Cutileiro pictures the king Dom Sebastião. It was inaugurated in 1973 on occasion of the 400 years of Lagos as a city celebrations.
Estátua de São Gonçalo de Lagos
A bronze statue in honour of São Gonçalo de Lagos, the city's patron saint and the only saint to have been born in the Algarve. It is up on a pedestal, in the centre of a small fountain.
Estátua do Capitão de Abril Salgueiro Maia
Rua Salgueiro Maia
A tribute bust to the captain Salgueiro Maia, for his deeds when he commanded the carnations revolution on 25 April 1974.
Estátua do Infante Dom Henrique
Praça do Infante Dom Henrique
A tribute to the Infante Dom Henrique, Henry the Navigator, inaugurated in 1960 at the time of the 500 years of his death.
Monumento aos Navegadores
A monument as a tribute to the brave navigators of Lagos. A sculpture made of three spirals, that seeks to represent the will and effort of the navigators in face of the sea and of the unknown.
Farol da Ponta da Piedade
Estrada da Ponta da Piedade - EM536
A lighthouse tower with a square plan, dating to the 20th century, plastered with yellow tiles and with red metal dome.
Estação Arqueológica Romana da Praia da Luz
Avenida dos Pescadores
The remnants of mosaics, a thermal building and an aqueduct, dating back to the 3rd and 5th centuries. Currently, there are no visible elements. At the beggining of the century, one could still see the remnants of buildings believed to having belonged to a large bath house.
Fortaleza da Praia da Luz / Castelo da Senhora da Luz
Avenida dos Pescadores, 1
Originally a military building of the 17th century. Currently, in its interior, the primitive military constructions gave way to newer atmospheres according to its present tourist
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz
Largo da Igreja
A church of medieval origins where the chancel, with an ogival triumphal arch with three trams and ogival nervures, as well as the high altar in golden carvings of the 18th century are to be noted. It is classified as a Public Interest Building.