San Vicente de Albufeira Statue, Albufeira
The statue of the Saint is bronze on a stone pedestal. Vicente is dressed in his priestly garb, holding a crucifix aloft in his right hand. Depending on the season and location of the viewer, the sun can be observed shining through the crucifix. The resulting optical effect showing the statue holding up a pure white light. Vicente would have liked it.
Saint Vicente was born in Albufeira in 1590. At that time, Albufeira was no more than a castle with a small village. He studied in Lisbon. After his parents died he began to travel. He visited Spain, Mexico, the Philippines and Japan. He died on September 3, 1623. September 3 is observed as his special day in Albufeira.
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San Vicente de Albufeira Statue on Map
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles