SCULPTURES AND STATUES
ALLEGORICAL SCULPTURAL COMPLEX
This consists of a set of six allegoric sculptures of Peace, Africa, Industry, the Arts, Trade and Work. The original six sculptures were carved from Carrara marble in 1892 commissioned by the City Council of Ceuta. The current statues are stone replicas.
Plaza de la Constitución
These are huge bronze statues of Hercules located in the entrance of the Port of Ceuta and Plaza de la Constitución.
They symbolize the separation and the union of two continents: Europe and Africa, by using the mythical figure of Hercules thus being placed in the original setting of the myth, the Straits of Gibraltar.
Plaza de la
The port entrance
PEDRO DE MENESES
Pedro de Meneses was the first governor of the city, appointed a few days after the conquest in August 1415 by King John I of Portugal. The sculptural complex represents Pedro de Meneses, seated on a bench in the Passage, with a child on his lap and holding a walking stick, the “aleo”, the wand that controlled the Government of Ceuta.
HENRY THE NAVIGATOR
The Infante of Portugal, Enrique de Avis, better known as
Henry the Navigator, was the most important figure at the
beginning of the Age of Discovery. He convinced his father to
conquer Ceuta and the city was taken in August 1415.