Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, Porto

#20 of 59 in Historic Sites in Porto
Monument · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular commemorates the victory of the united Portuguese and English troops against Napoleon in the Peninsular War. The lion killing the eagle on the top of the 45 m (148 ft) column symbolizes the British armies defeating the French. Take some time to explore the reliefs carved into the base of the monument and the sculptures that surround it. Notice the female figure holding a national flag and a sword in front that represents Victory guiding the people. Use our Porto road trip planner to arrange your visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular and other attractions in Porto.
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  • Lions crushing eagles, always a pleasent view. Highly recommended to tourists, locals, anyone that enjoys a good piece of wildlife art.  more »
  • An impressive Memorial Column of the Liberation of Portugal from Napoleon, by the Great British hero, Wellington. We were staying not far away so we walked through this Roundabout & it's lovely...  more »
  • Great little Park that gets quite sunny. There are trees for shade and keeping cool
  • Nice park. Some trees/shade. Beautiful statue in centre. Close to beautiful and modern music hall, which has a great little café:cafeteria with salads, sandwiches and pastries.

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