Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Located on the edge Tejo, from which Portuguese explorers set out for their epic journeys , this monument of 52 meters is a ship under the command Prince Henry, about to leave. Infant ago are other figures related to the Age of Discovery: Pedro Alvares Cabral (Brazil discoverer), Magellan (commander of the first globe circumnavigation trip) and Vasco da Gama (the first European to reach the East by ocean). Inside is a space for temporary exhibitions, and there is also an access elevator to the top for views of the Tagus and the monuments of Bethlehem. It is also possible to see the map on the pavement at the entrance, signaling the routes of the Portuguese by world. This monument was inaugurated in 1960 , exactly 500 years after the death of infant.


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