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Friday, May 18, 2012

Visit the Pillory Esgueira (Aveiro)

The Pillory Esgueira is located near the old Town Hall of Esgueira, in the parish of Esgueira. It is datable to the early twentieth century XVIII.Sobre a pedestal, stands the trunk, torso, without any decoration. It is surmounted by a Corinthian capital, a single order of acanthus, on which rises the entablature and a parallelepiped body. Parallelepiped is the body which are carved the symbols of the country and Esgueira: national coat of arms, barque, three crossed arrows, armillary sphere dominated the cross of Christ. Of particular reference to the barque, to represent the dominant maritime activity in the region. Finally, note also the presence of iron galheiros, ending in flower and rings between them.
The Pelourinho is classified as property of public interest.

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