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Lisbon’s Praça do Município displays 101 cows

NEVER MIND the One Hundred and One Dalmatians – Lisbon became the scene of One Hundred and One Cows which were herded together in the city’s Praça do Município last week.

It was the last chance for local people to see all of the entries of the Cow Parade, which brings art and cows together for the first time on a truly monumental scale.

Lisbon Câmara President, Carmona Rodrigues was on hand to see the colourful cattle and admire the council’s very own cow, which is decorated in Calçada Portuguesa motifs and will permanently grace the square.

The cows were transported to the square on the back of 20 lorries, giving a cow fashion parade feeling to the bizarre event.

The cows are ‘put out to pasture’ in various key points in the city, including Baixa Chiado, Parque Eduardo VII, Campo Pequeno, Parque das Nações, Jardim de Estrela and Amoreiras among other places.

They will eventually be auctioned off on September 30, to raise money for eight charitable and public service foundations, including the Red Cross, Chapitô, Espaço T, Liga dos Bombeiros and SIC Esperança.