Ao Leme


The sculpture by Francisco Santos. Conceived in 1913, it was inaugurated in 1915.
It should be noted the good figurative quality that the work presents, as well as the strong sense of movement that the theme exhibits: the physical strength of the sailor based on the rudder orientation allows us to foresee the determination of man in the face of the vagaries of the river, still wild, crossed until recent times by force of arms. Therein lies the theme of man’s confrontation in the face of the impetus of the elements, personified by the inclemency of the Tejo. “