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Giraldo sem Pavor

Gerald the Fearless

12th cenetury
Portuguese warrior and folk hero in the barren Alentejo and Extremadura regions. Évora was the most lasting of his conquests and was never retaken. The city honours him with a place on its coat-of-arms.
(Wikipedia)
artist unknown
1965?

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Description

Concrete statue of Gerald the Fearles decapitating a Moor. It stands on a hill near the place where the ruins of the castle of Giraldo are found.

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The statue was made for a feira de S. João in Évora at the 8th centennary of the taking of the city (thus 1965), stood later for a time in front of the Municipal Hall in Valverde and since c. 2012 on the present spot (the photo on Flickr, taken 12 February 2013, shows it on a rather new base).

Inscription(s)

The sign is no longer present. Text from a photo on Flickr, taken 12 February 2013.

giraldo
o sem pavor
conquistou
a cidade
de evora
aos mouros
1165

Gerald
the Fearless
captured
the city
of Évora
from the Moors
1165

Valverde - Giraldo sem Pavor

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 38°32'14" - W 8°2'1")

Item Code: ptat035; Photograph: 2 September 2017
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