This small chapel next to the ocean survived the earthquake followed by a tsunami in 1755 without much damage.
In 1646 King João IV has stated Our Lady of Conception would be the patroness of the portuguese kingdom.
This is why you can find religious buildings having her name all over the country and in former colonies such as Brazil, Angola, Mozambique or Goa (India).
There also are forts named after the saint in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Iran (Hormuz Island) and East Timor.
Parish, square or institution names can be found too in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Saint Thomas & Prince or Macao (China).
Luís Vaz de Camões (1524-1580) is considered Portugal's greatest poet. He is best remembered for his epic 'Os Lusíadas' (The Lusiads), a fantastic interpretation of the portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries, written in the homeric fashion after his return from the Indies.
This bust is one of four at the Poets Cascade, Oeiras Palace gardens
Gardens of the Cascade, Royal Country Estate at Caxias
All statues have been removed for restoration and are now little by little coming back to their original places, but there's something weird with these as they don't seem to fit on the fountain/pond pedestals...
The cascade in the background of the top pic is not working (yet?) and the garden library (bottom pic) still needs urgent work.