Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, Porto

4.6
Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular commemorates the victory of the united Portuguese and English troops against Napoleon in the Peninsular War. The lion killing the eagle on the top of the 45 m (148 ft) column symbolizes the British armies defeating the French. Take some time to explore the reliefs carved into the base of the monument and the sculptures that surround it. Notice the female figure holding a national flag and a sword in front that represents Victory guiding the people. Use our Porto road trip planner to arrange your visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular and other attractions in Porto.
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  • The monument sits in the middle of Boavista Roundabout and can be seen as you approach it, due to its height. The 'Monument to the Heroes of The Peninsula War' (1808-1814) is in effect a tribute to.....  more »
  • Massive monument commemorating the allied victory over Napoleon and the loss of ~1 million in the Peninsula War  more »
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  • Great little Park that gets quite sunny. There are trees for shade and keeping cool
  • Nice park. Some trees/shade. Beautiful statue in centre. Close to beautiful and modern music hall, which has a great little café:cafeteria with salads, sandwiches and pastries.

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