Bronze statue on a high pedestal with four allegoric figures relating to the Discoveries:
- Povoamento / Settlement, a farmer with a plow.
- Conquista / Conquer, a knight in armour.
- Evangelização / Evangelisation, a monk with the bible.
- Sabedoria / Wisdom, a scholar with an astrolabe and a map.
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The base is designed by architect Cristino da Silva.
There are three statues of Zarco in Funchal:
- Freguesia da Sé, statue by Francisco Franco, 1934.
- Freguesia de São Martinho, statue by Augusto Cid, 2004.
- Freguesia do Monte, half figure by by Francisco Franco, 1914 (this is on the grounds of the restaurant at Terreiro da Luta, which was closed when we visited Madeira).
- Francisco Franco de Sousa (Funchal 1885 - Lisboa 1955),
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Location (N 32°38'52" - W 16°54'35")
Item Code: ptma037; Photograph: 7 January 2014
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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