"Colline du Château - A portuguese cannon" Parc de la Colline du Château Tip by bambino36

Parc de la Colline du Château, Nice: 40 reviews and 91 photos

  Portuguese Cannon, Nice
by bambino36

This cannon caught my attention. It has the portuguese coat-of-arms and something written in old portuguese which I only can recognize: Dom Pº Principe de Portugal and below it says something that I can't exactly understand except for the date, 1671.
I'm not sure why this cannon end up here but, looking back in history, it's very possible that Portugal offered weapons to the King of Savoy to fight the spanish...

Address: Rue des Ponchettes, Rue de Foresta, Montée Montfort, 06300 - NICE
Directions: Vieille Ville
Phone: +33 4 93 92 82 82
Website: http://nicefrance.ca/attractions/collineduchateau.html

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  • Written Oct 16, 2004
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