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Estatua Do Marques de Pombal

Av. Da Republica, Junto Ao Passeio Maritimo, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900 vila real de santo antónio, Portugal
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Creative but I don't see the connection

I think that the artist wanted to do something radically different from the traditional statues of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
Quirky statue of Marques de Pombal.

Standing on the main boulevard overlooking the marina, this statue of Marques de Pombal does offer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anyportman
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Kingsley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good23%
  • Average52%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Creative but I don't see the connection”
3 weeks ago
“Quirky statue of Marques de Pombal.”
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Av. Da Republica, Junto Ao Passeio Maritimo, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900 vila real de santo antónio, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that the artist wanted to do something radically different from the traditional statues of historical figures, in this case the controversial dictator of 18th century Portugal, the Marquês of Pombal, who had this city built according to his modern plan. Traditionalists will hate...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing on the main boulevard overlooking the marina, this statue of Marques de Pombal does offer a somewhat quirky photo opportunity to visitors. Looks pretty impressive on a hot sunny day....but what doesn't?

Thank Anyportman
Reviewed 27 August 2017

situated by the marina area walkway on the right hand side you will see this sculpture its very good but had us wondering what it represented. the walkway is small mosque block paved intersected with patterns and swirls its a nice wander along with other...More

Thank castle1_10
Reviewed 29 July 2017

After seeing the comments on TripAdvisor we thought we should take a look at the statue. We are not really sure whether we liked it or not. It is certainly interesting and provoked a discussion. Maybe that is what it is intended to do.

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Located in a beautiful place by the harbour I cannot make up my mind whether I like this piece of art or not? Maybe that is what it is meant to achieve as we were all divided on its merit.

1  Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

An interpretation of the man's intelligence which is beautiful, my opinion. Not in a particularly good position though. But worth seeing and pondering.

Thank gummington
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This random pile of Stones that they want us to believe that is art, is not only an insult to famous Portuguese Stone carvers, but also a joke and to put into redicule the great man that was the Marques de Pombal.

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Modern, contemporary. Loving the curls. It´s clean, tall and proud like the town of VRSA. One of a number of pieces of art on display around the town

Thank JanR1208
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A statue to the founder of the city made of marble stone. Created some controversy but in the end a great work from João cutileiro

Thank VitorPaiva
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

It's modern and contemporary but it wasn't very thought about when the artist was trying to describe Marques. It's out of context!!! Disappointing :(

1  Thank Raphael R
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