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Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The Monument to the Discoveries was built in honor of Henry the Navigator, who was instrumental in the success of the Portuguese explorations during the fifteenth century, a period now known as the Age of Discoveries.The Age of Discoveries started in 1415 with the capture of the North African city of Ceuta by the Portuguese and reached a peak at the turn of the sixteenth century when Vasco da Gama discovered a shorter route to India and Pedro Álvares Cabral discovered Brazil. The creation of trade posts and colonies on the new trade routes led to a Portuguese empire that spanned three continents, bringing wealth to Portugal and Lisbon in particular.The Monument to the Discoveries was originally built for the 1940 World Exhibition. The monument was only built as a temporary structure and it was demolished a couple of years after the closure of the exhibition.The monument we see today is an exact replica of the original one. It was was built in 1960 on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator's death. Henry the Navigator was a driving force behind the overseas exploration and he financed many of the expeditions.

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Roland06-Mar-2016 10:05
One of the highlights when visiting Lisbon. It is a very interesting city and your images are really wonderful. V
meekam tam08-Nov-2015 09:03
Magnificent image,José! V
christer02-Jun-2015 17:04
Magnifique cette photo
Jerry Mercier15-Mar-2015 06:00
So beautiful! V
roger fournier14-Mar-2015 08:18
Impressionant, une superbe ville très bien illustrée
Bill Klein13-Mar-2015 16:51
Excellent! BV!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)25-Feb-2015 17:38
An outstanding image....V
Jim Yolda22-Feb-2015 13:34
Impressive and imposing perspective! Nicely framed.
MarcViskens18-Feb-2015 17:36
very beautiful work José
Don Taylor12-Feb-2015 06:33
Spectacular image nicely captured Jose! VV The bridge in the distance looks like the Golden Gate!
victorswan06-Feb-2015 19:54
An impressive monument with a nice explanation there well done V+
Dan Greenberg01-Feb-2015 19:38
Wow! Very cool monument, view and image. ~BV~
kcgallery29-Jan-2015 19:25
Fabienne28-Jan-2015 20:24
Ce monument est spectaculaire. Avec votre composition on se rend compte de son imposante grandeur.
BAS Photography28-Jan-2015 17:31
Great monument and scene! ~V~
laine25-Jan-2015 20:39
That is truly outstanding...I like your composition, Jose. Well done. V
Guest 24-Jan-2015 23:55
An impressive monument in a splendid setting. Well done, Jose.
janescottcumming24-Jan-2015 21:26
Amazing monument so nicely composed. V
Milan Vogrin24-Jan-2015 18:07
Very nice compo!V!
hamery24-Jan-2015 16:08
superb composition, Jose. Again, the cloud was lovely. V
John Hamers24-Jan-2015 10:54
Wow....spectacular monument and you've captured it beautifully against the blue sky !!V
Yvonne24-Jan-2015 10:14
It certainly is a grand monument, so glad it was rebuilt - a great shot Jose! v
Irene Wehrli24-Jan-2015 09:49
Wow - this is a spectacular monument Jose!
chris morton24-Jan-2015 08:30
a fine monument and I like the way you have placed it against the bridge and masts
Helen Betts24-Jan-2015 06:24
Fascinating monument, and beautiful in this light. Amazing how much the bridge in the distance looks like the Golden Gate! V.
Guest 24-Jan-2015 05:25
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS24-Jan-2015 05:07
Splendid shot, nice view with the bridge too! ~V~
Martin Lamoon24-Jan-2015 04:40
Well composed photograph, its good to see such a wonderful replacement.
Jim Coffman24-Jan-2015 04:09
This is really beautiful! Very nice work,Jose!
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