Learn the history of the 3.6-meter-high bronze statue dedicated to Silva Porto, a Portuguese merchant.
Still with bullet marks and without an arm, the statue is a tribute to António Francisco Ferreira da Silva Porto, a diplomat between the Portuguese and native tribes.
Antonio Francisco Ferreira da Silva Porto was a Portuguese trader and explorer known among the people of Kuito, where he established himself as a trader. He committed suicide wrapped in a Portuguese flag as a protest after his request to return to Portugal was denied
Belmonte, Silva Porto and now Kuíto. All refer to the Kuito region. This city of Bie began to be called Belmonte, changed to Silva Porto and is now named Kuito, after Angola's declaration of independence.
How to get there:
By road: Kuito is linked by road with Huambo, Kwanza Sul, Malanje, Moxico and Kuando Kubango. Some sections of these roads are under repair.
By plane: TAAG has connections between Luanda and Joaquim Kapango Airport in Kuito.