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Monument to Luis de Camoes, the great poet born in the Portuguese town of Constance.
Facing the river Zêzere, whose clear waters includes an attitude of timeless serenity, the monument to Luis de Camoes epitomizes the deep attachment and affection that people have for him Constância.
Constância is a beautiful town, the county seat, located in the center of the country, nestled between the beautiful rivers Tagus and Zêzere, a sort of peninsula, often dubbed "Villa Poem" for being the place of residence of the great Portuguese poet, Luis Camões, that it will be inspired to some of his works.
Constância stands proudly in white dress up the slope, the purity of rivers at its feet. In its narrow streets of white washed breathes history, brightened by flowers, colors and peace of mind.
Its ancient history is inextricably linked to these two major rivers that bathe. Once dubbed "Punhete," lived here Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Constância lived much of inland waterway transport, construction and ship repair, crossing and fishing.
Your reality has changed with the arrival of the railway, iron, in the nineteenth century, and road transport in the mid-twentieth century, and the construction of the levees that surround it, turning increasingly to industry tourism.
Its rich heritage has lofty monuments like the Church of Our Lady of Martyrs, with a ceiling painted by José Malhôa, where you have an idyllic scene, and others such as the Church of Mercy of the seventeenth century, the churches of San Antonio and St. Julian's, Casa de Camões memory, where the poet has lived between 1547 and 1550, the pillory in the village, or the Metal Bridge on the River Zêzere important work of Gustav Eiffel.

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