Custom Search

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Visit Fontanário Lord of the Baroque - Vera Cruz (Aveiro)

Visit the Statue of João Afonso de Aveiro - Vera Cruz (Aveiro)

The Statue of João Afonso de Aveiro, located in the Parish of Vera Cruz, is a work in bronze which stands on a pedestal of quadrangular section coated limestone. Of his left hand hangs a astrolábio.O monument was deployed in Rossio, one of the main points of local sociability, justifying it as a contribution to the planned landscaping of this space in 1959.
João Afonso de Aveiro, participated in the expedition to the coast of Mine (1481) and the discovery of the River Zaire and Congo Kingdom with Diogo Cao's he also associates the discovery of Benin (1486), for a time known as Lands João Afonso or Lands of Afonso de Aveiro.

Visit the station Railways of Aveiro - Vera Cruz (Aveiro)

The railway station of Aveiro, located in the town of Vera Cruz (Aveiro), has a façade completely decorated polychrome tiles in blue and yellow tones, representing several railway, natural and traditional activities and culture scenes. The building consists of three sections, a central part, three floors, that includes three large doors at ground level and two symmetrical sides, with two floors, having a gate and two shutters of rectangular section. This station is assumed as a good example, at regional level, the style called Casa Portuguesa.
The works via the station began, respectively, in August 1861 and in early 1862, having taken place on the opening day April 10, 1864