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Portugal
Praia da Vitória
(Fr. de Santa Cruz)
Terceira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Estátua da Liberdade

Statue of Liberty

Commemoriation of the Battle of Praia Bay, on 11 August 1829, when Portuguese loyalists defeated a Miguelite fleet. As a result of this victory, Queen Maria II, acted to recognize Praia's residents for their heroism by appending 'da Vitória' (of the Victory) to its name (1837)
Abraham Abohbot
1929

Praia da Vitória /  Estátua da Liberdade   Praia da Vitória /  Estátua da Liberdade

Description

Marble statue of a woman with a palm branch, holding a shield with the coat of arms showing a tower, a ship and a shield with the date 11 de agusto de 1829. Next to her sits a goshawk with spread-out wings. The statue is placed on a marble pedestal with at the front a medaillon with a map of the 1829 Battle of Praia.

Inscription(s)

comemoração
do 1
centenario
da
batalha
de 11 de
agosto
1829 - 1929

mandado
erijir pela
commissão
administrativa
da
camara
da vila da
praia da victoria
1929

aos
herois
de 11 de
agosto
de
1829

Commemoration
of the 1st
Centenary
of the
Battle
of the 11th of
August
of
1829 - 1929

Erection
ordered by the
administrative
commission
of the
board
of the town of
Praia da Vitória
1929

To the
heroes
of the 11th of
August
of
1829

Praia da Vitória - Estátua da Liberdade

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 38°43'51" - W 27°3'37")

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