Monument to the Discoveries: Lisbon, Portugal

Along the Tagus Riverfront is the Discoveries Monument, built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. It represents a three-sailed ship ready to depart, with sculptures of important historical figures such as King Manuel I carrying an armillary sphere, poet Camões holding verses from The Lusiads, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and several other notable Portuguese explorers.
Monument to the Discoveries - Henry the Navigator

 Aviation Monument to two Portuguese pilots who navigated to Brazil in 1922

Follow J. Christina through Lisbon here. 

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