Vimeiro Monument

Vimeiro, Centro, Portugal

About Vimeiro Monument

The Vimeiro Monument is an obelisk in the town of Vimeiro in Portugal which commemorates the Battle of Vimeiro, fought between British-Portuguese forces under the (future) Duke of Wellington and French forces.

This battle took place on 21 August 1808, just days after the Battle of Roliça in which the French were defeated. It formed part of the Peninsular War.

The Battle of Vimeiro marked another victory for the British and culminated in the controversial Sintra Convention, whereby the French were allowed to leave Portugal.

Related Places

St George’s Castle

St George’s Castle in Lisbon is a medieval castle which once served as a royal palace. Explore

Talavera Battlefield Monument

The Talavera Battlefield Monument commemorates the first major victory won by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War. Explore

Fort Conception

Fort Conception is a seventeenth century Spanish fort which served as a British base during the Peninsular War. Explore

Bussaco Battlefield

Bussaco Battlefield was the site of a victory by Wellington during the Peninsular War. Explore

Comments (0)

Trip Historic is at all times acting as an agent on behalf of the supplier/principal of the travel arrangements featured on this website. Your contract is with the supplier/principal and its terms and conditions apply. We accept no liability for the provision of the travel arrangements you have purchased. Further information on our agency status can be found here.