A bit more about Portugal - Monument to the Discoveries

Monument of discoveriesMonument of discoveriesThere is a Monument in Lisbon what is a replica of the original one. The Original Monument was built for the 1940 Word Exhibition to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

Henry the NavigatorHenry the NavigatorThe Monument shows more than 30 statues of people who played and important role in the discoveries. At the prow, Prince Henry the Navigator holding a small vessel. The only female is a queen Felipa of Lancester, mother of Henry the Navigator. This monument is also includes many other navigators, painters, mathematicians, cartographers, kings, writers such as King Manuel I. carrying an armillary sphere, poet Camões holding verses from The Lusiads, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, and Cabral...


Wind roseWind roseDid you know that at the foot of the Monument to the Discoveries is a giant Wind rose embedded in the pavement and it was a gift from South Afrika?


Would you like to see it? Come and cycle with us in Portugal!

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