Legend of Knight in Corvo Island

Legend has it that the first navigators who headed the West, from continental Portugal, saw in Corvo highlands an equestrian statue with a rider wielding a sword with the raised arm forward to point the way to the New World. Carved in volcanic black basalt, this statue sparked interest in Manuel I of Portugal who ordered it delivered in his court. During the trip, the vessel and statue wrecked as if it were his destiny to stay on Corvo.

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