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At the beginning of the street from the Commercial Court, I photographed this curious little building but I did not find any explanation on the spot ...
Don Nuno Alvares Pereira, also known as Saint Constable, Blessed Nuno of Saint Mary, and Saint Nuno today Sainte Marie, or simply Nuno Alvares (24 June 1360 - 1 November 1431) was a Portuguese noble and Constable of Portugal in the fourteenth century who played a key role in the crisis of 1383-1385, during which Portugal has preserved its independence from Castile. Nuno Alvares Pereira is also Constable of Portugal 2 º, 38 º Mordomo-Mor of the Kingdom, 7 º Duke of Barcelos, 3rd Earl of Ourem and 2nd Earl of Arraiolos.

He is considered the greatest Portuguese warrior and as a military genius. He commanded forces outnumbered and won all the battles (which he participated). He is the patron of the Portuguese infantry.

Nuno was celebrated by Luís de Camões in his epic poem 'The Lusiads', repeating 14 times, in an allegorical sense or not, the character of Nuno. His sculpture is present in different parts of the country, including the Arc de Triomphe of Augusta Street in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon.

Saint Nuno was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI April 26, 2009; his feast is celebrated on November 6.

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