Estatua de Vimara Peres
Estatua de Vimara Peres
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,957 contributions
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Oct 2018
Estatua de Vimara Peres is an interesting equestrian monument to a Portuguese legendary figure. It is located about half way up on your right, as you walk towards the Se Cathedral. It is quite an imposing statue and is dedicated to Peres who is said to have led his people against the Moors, in the 9th century, and retook the city from them.
Written 18 September 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,235 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Couples
You can find this equestrian statue next to the Se Cathedral.

Vimara Peres was a ninth-century nobleman from the Kingdom of Asturias.

In 868, Vimara Peres was named the Count of Portugal by King Alfonso III of Spain.
Written 19 July 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,280 contributions
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Feb 2020
The author of the monument to Vimar Peres was the sculptor Salvador Barata Feyo, the author of many monuments and busts to kings, politicians and travelers. Why was the monument to Vimar Peres installed in 1968 near the cathedral? The origin of Vímara Peres is not exactly established, but the name has Visigothic roots. Vímara Peres became the founder and first ruler of the county of Portugal from 868 to 873. It is hard to believe, but in those days these lands were no man's land and neglected. He occupied and mastered the Portus Calais, captured and destroyed by Abdul-Aziz ibn Musa as early as 716, but by this time abandoned by the Moors. Therefore, during the dictatorship of Salazar, a monument was erected to him as the founder of the new Christian Porto. The shape of the monument is not random. The founder of the city is depicted with the banner of the King of Asturias, who owned the land. Those who begin to colonize the land (pressura) must blow the horn and unfurl the royal banner.
Written 17 January 2021
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Tina Z
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Mar 2024 • Family
It is an equestrian statue located near the cathedral, so if you are visiting the cathedral, you will probably see this too.
Written 11 April 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Within the grounds of the cathedral stands a proud equestrian statue, of a portuguese nobleman who was involved in the Reconquista, the banishment of the moors.
Written 9 January 2024
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,343 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Couples
It’s just a “man on a horse” statue - but he is very significant historically as he rescued the Portuguese from the Moors only to turn them into Northern Spanish subjects! So interesting in that respect.
Written 3 April 2023
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,093 contributions
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Sept 2018 • Couples
After visiting Sé do Porto Cathedral, we paused a bit, to enjoy the Estátua de Vímara Peres, on the edge of the grounds. The statue is a tribute to the first ruler of Portugal. I had read about his efforts in the “Reconquista,” or re-conquest in taking back much of Spain and Portugal from the Moors. Our driver/guide filled in many more details, and stated that many considered Peres to be the “father of Portugal,” and hence the placement of his statue at the Cathedral.

On this beautiful mid-September day, we studied this work of art, depicting a 9th Century knight on horseback, holding the battle colors on a lance. The knight (Peres) and his horse are bronze, while the base is local granite. As the statue and Cathedral sit atop a hill, much of the city of Oporto spreads out below him – a very fitting tribute.

I would definitely spend a bit of time visiting this statue, and especially if visiting the near-by Cathedral.
Written 4 May 2019
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Sarah B
Guildford, UK730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The timeline on this statue says 868 to 1968, a very long life even for a Portuguese guy! In reality Vimara Peres was the first ruler of Portugal in the 9th century and the Statue was erected in 1968
Written 22 February 2019
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Walther von der Vogelweide
Pescina, Italy10,345 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Friends
Bronze statue on a stone pedestal, made by Barata Feyo, in 1968, placed in the Calçada de Vandoma, next to the Cathedral.
The Count of Vímara Peres, originally from Galicia, took Portugal from the Moors in 868 and was reportedly killed in 873 in the city of Guimarães. Vímara Peres began the era of definitive Christian rule in the Porto region, which was always an integral part of the Kingdom of Portugal.
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Written 28 June 2024
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MillanAAP
Madrid, Spain8,851 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I cannot give a precise and objective reason why I did not like this statue but it does. It may be the end result of the ensemble but I didn't think it was a big deal.
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Written 8 July 2024
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