A stone column is surrounded by Christian knights and defeated Moors. The monument represents the conquest of Silves by the Christian knights in 1189. During the reign of King Sancho I, the second lieutenant, D. Mendo de Sousa, planned a surprise attack on the Moors.
Laranjeira santos esc 1987
fundição araujo & guedes, lda. V.N. Gaia
- José Laranjeira Santos (1930),
Sources & Information
- Maria Isabel Serra Granado Cordeiro Laranjo, Escultura pública no Algave séculos XX e XXI (1900-2009). Universidade de Lisboa, 2010 (PDF on-line).
- Igogo, Monumentos em Silves
Location (N 37°11'21" - W 8°26'39")
Item Code: ptag019; Photograph: 8 September 2017
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