Monumento de Diogo Gomes

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Monumento de Diogo Gomes
Statue of Diogo Gomes
Coordinates 14°54′57″N23°30′35″W / 14.9159°N 23.5096°W / 14.9159; -23.5096 Coordinates: 14°54′57″N23°30′35″W / 14.9159°N 23.5096°W / 14.9159; -23.5096
Location Praia, Cape Verde
Designer Joaquim Correia
Materialcast iron
Height5.15 m (16.9 ft)
Completion date1956
Dedicated to Diogo Gomes

The Monumento de Diogo Gomes is a statue at the south end of the Plateau, the historic centre of Praia, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. [1] :157-159 It represents Diogo Gomes, the Portuguese navigator who was one of the discoverers of the island of Santiago in 1460. [1] :73 The cast iron statue was created by the Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Correia in 1956. The statue itself is 3.3 m tall, and stands on a 1.85 m high pedestal. [1] :157-159 It stands close to the Presidential Palace, and overlooks the beach of Gamboa.

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  1. 1 2 3 Valor simbólico do centro histórico da Praia, Lourenço Conceição Gomes, Universidade Portucalense, 2008