Villages

Statue of Pedro Álvares Cabral

Belmonte

Belmonte

This sculpture was carried out in by Álvaro de Brée in 1961. It was unveiled in 1963 by Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (President of Brazil, 1956-1961). The discoverer is in a relaxed pose holding an astrolabe, a sword and a cross. The only statues of Cabral are in Belmonte, Lisbon and Santarém. There is also a medallion in the cloister of Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon which is thought to be one of the three wise men from the painting the Adoration of the Magi. It came from the old altarpiece at Viseu Cathedral, from the studio of Grão Vasco and is now in the Grão Vasco Museum (Viseu).