July 25, 2017

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque is one of the great Portuguese heroes of the Age of Discoveries. A larger than life character, Albuquerque carved out a Portuguese empire in India and parts of South East Asia.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem, Lisbon.

A statue and park in his honour is located in Belem just outside the Museu da PresidĂȘncia da RepĂșblica (Museum of the President of the Republic).

Afonso de Albuquerque stands on a white, stone column surrounded by lawns and small ponds. The statue is by the sculptor, Costa Mota and stands on a neo-Manueline base, surrounded by fountains.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem.

Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-598 Lisbon

The park is close to Belem Station on the Cascais Line or can be reached by tram #15.

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