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A monument to the lives of Portuguese immigrants.

In the end of 19th century and before the World War One many thousands of Azorian Portuguese left... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
podrozniczka60
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New Jersey
If Passing.

If you're passing have a look but don't go out of your way to see what I thought was a far from... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Paul H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We just drove by this statue by the sea. It was interesting, but nothing out of the ordinary. If we hadn't seen it, it would have been fine.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is situated at the far end of the sea front, opposite the 'Fortification' and looking out to sea, to America and Canada where, traditionally, Azoreans have emigrated.

A man, woman and child point towards their future, across the sea, with pillars behind them curved in a wave pattern, or maybe it's the curve of a whale. It is very simple and yet says what it needs to well, very moving.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I would suggest noting this interesting sculpture. It is located at the west end of town. The sculpture actually points in the direction of the USA indicating the emigration to the USA by many Azoreans after the collapse of the whaling industry.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I guess the monument represents the importance and impact of immigrants for São Miguel in particular, Azores in general.

Beside campo de São Francisco and the military museum, turned to the sea, it’s for sure a place to pass by and have a look in Ponta Delgada

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This statue/monument is a stirring example of the folks who emigrated, predominantly to America. Just one of a number of beautiful stone and steel sculptures.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Deb L
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