Human statues of Santa Iria, Nuno Alvars Pereira and António Silva Magalhâes

Continuing this series of the Festival of Human Statues in Tomar, I am enclosing photos of three live statues representing important personalities in the history of Tomar and Portugal. The first photo portrayed by one of the street artists is of Santa Iria, the saint patron of the City of Tomar, the second one is of the Portuguese general Nuno Álvares Pereira, who saved Portugal from losing its independence to Castile (Spain) in the 14th century. The third photos is from the photographer of Tomar, António Silva Magalhães, whose collection of photos are an important source of information of the City of Tomar in the 19th century.

Human Statue of Santa Iria, patron saint of the City of Tomar

Human statue of Santa Iria, the patron saint of Tomar who became a martyr in the hands of one of her suitors in the year 653. She was a nun, a very beautiful woman and was thrown into Nabão River

 

Human Statue of Nuno Alvares Pereira, a General who saved Portugal

This is the Human Statue of Nuno Álvares Pereira, who commanded several battles against Castile, among them the Battle of Aljubarrota (14 August 1385) who saved Portugal from being ruled by a foreign King

 

Human Statue of Antonio Silva Magalhães, the photographer of the City of Tomar

Human statue of António da Silva Magalhães, who left a rich photography legacy of the City of Tomar in the 19th century. He is known as the photographer of Tomar

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