King Joao I Statue (Praça da Figueira) - LISBON, PORTUGAL
The Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) is a large square in the centre of Lisbon, in Portugal.
In 1971 a bronze equestrian statue representing King John I (1357–1433), from the House of Aviz and also known as ‘the Good’. His long reign of 48 years, the most extensive of all Portuguese monarchs, saw the beginning of Portugal's overseas expansion.
The statue, by sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida, was inaugurated in the square. The monument also carries medallions with the effigies of Nuno Álvares Pereira and João das Regras, two key characters in the 1385 Revolution that brought John I to power.