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El Rei Dom Sebastião Statue
Located in the Praça (square) Gil Eanes, this sculpture was done by João Cutileiro. Inaugurated in 1972, perpetuates the memory of the King El Rey Dom Sebastão who promoted Lagos to city in 1573 and from here, in 1578, he went to the conquest of Alcazarquivir where he died in that fatal expedition to Morocco.
Around the disappearance of King it grows the "Myth of Sebastian" which lasted for the history, literature and philosophy of the Portuguese until today. The people refused to face the tragic and fatal destiny of the king, believed that he would come back in fog.
Nearby (30mn drive): Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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