04 juillet 2014

Discoveries Monument, Lisbon.

Discoveries Monument The Discoveries Monument was first built for the 1940 World Exibition. It was demolished & the same was rebuilt in 1960 for the 500th death anniversary of Henry the Navigator. This majestic monument is erected at the Marina of Belém, where Vasco da Gama embarked after his voyage to India (1847). In 1893, Christopher Colombus also  anchored  here on his way back home after his discovery of America.This 171ft monument, shaped like a ship's prow is made of cement and rose colored stone. The... [Lire la suite]
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