Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, Porto

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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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  • This is a big column in the middle of a traffic circle in a classy part of town by the new Music Hall. We crossed the busy traffic circle and walked right up to is as it is in the middle of a large.....  more
    This is a big column in the middle of a traffic circle in a classy part of town by the new Music Hall. We crossed the busy traffic circle and walked right up to is as it is in the middle of a large.....  more »
  • Lions crushing eagles, always a pleasent view. Highly recommended to tourists, locals, anyone that enjoys a good piece of wildlife art. 
    Lions crushing eagles, always a pleasent view. Highly recommended to tourists, locals, anyone that enjoys a good piece of wildlife art.  more »
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  • Nice. It explains how the Portuguese and British (lion) defeated the Napoleon's army (eagle)
  • Beautiful! I could look at it for hours

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