Tour Locations | Lisbon: The Age of Discovery

  • LOCATION 2 | Lisbon: The Age of Discovery

    The Statue of the Caesar of the East

    Continue making your way clock-wise around the statue.

    This square is named after the notable politician and warrior, Afonso de Albuquerque. He was the Vice-roy of India between 1508 and 1515. The monument and statue you see here are in his homage. Its neomanueline style is dated from 1901 and was widely used and in vogue at the time. It's a repeat of the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower styles, that you’ll see a couple of blocks away.

    Manueline is a style of architecture from King Manuel’s reign. He was king from 1495 – 1521.

    Afonso de Albuquerque was also known as the “The Lion of the Sea” or “The Caesar of the East”.

    Keep making your way around the statue.

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