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Saint Vincent of Saragossa

d. 304
martyr, patron saint of Lisbon, patron of vintners and vinegar-makers
Luis Xavier & Raul Xavier

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Stone statue of St. Vincent holding in his hand a ship with two crows (the coat of arms of Lisbon). Legend tells that the remains of St. Vincent, a Spanish martyr who had been overthrown in the year 304, were obtained by D. Afonso Henriques and buried in the Cathedral of Lisbon in 1176, and were brought in a ship guarded by two crows.

The first studies for this statue were realized by Raul Xavier in 1949. The realization in stone only occurred between 1965 and 1967, by the hands of Raul's son, architect Luís Xavier. The statue was inaugurated on 25 October 1970.




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Location (N 38°42'44" - W 9°7'48")

Item Code: ptli039; Photograph: 29 August 2017
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