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Prestor John Memorial

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Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central

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The Prestor John Memorial, unveiled in 1986 by the then Portuguese Ambassador to South Africa, is dedicated to the mythical king-priest, Prester John, and the Portuguese explorers who discovered South Africa. The memorial consists of a large Coptic cross and, in the central circle, are the figures of Prester John and a Portuguese navigator.
Behind the City Hall, in Fleming Square, stands a monument dedicated to the mythical king-priest, Prester John, and the Portuguese explorers who discovered South Africa.

It was the quest for Prester John as a Christian ally that led to expeditions to reach him by sailing around Africa. The Monument consists of a large Coptic cross and, in the central circle, are the figures of Prester John and a Portuguese navigator.

The monument, which was unveiled in 1986 by the Portuguese Ambassador, is believed to be the only monument in the world depicting Prester John.
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Latitude : -33° 57' 46.13" S | Longitude : 25° 37' 25.28" E

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