Statue was close to our hotel so we decided to have a look, it's a small well kept area and was nice to see it, churches around the area are also worth a look along with a small museum just down the hill from the statue!
The statue represents the area of San Vicente (St Vincent) and is important from both a historical and religious point of view. Unfortunately the building which ajoins it is derelict and an absolute eyesore. In its day it must have been a beautiful building.
Statue of Jesuit missionary who was born in Albufeira in the 16th century and went to Japan as one of the first travelers trying to persuade the local population to convert to Christianity and I believe was martyred.
As I got up to this site by the tuk tuk . I hurriedly posed by this statue to take pics before going off to take in the lovely views of santa Luz.
I read some of the stories as to why his statue is here and it's really sad... this is a good tribute for such a saint.