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Thursday, 11 March 2010

The towers by the river

The Torre Belem used to be from where the Portuguese explorers ships departed for the big journey discovering the world and the symbol of the portuguese naval power during the Age of Discovery.

PadrĂ£o dos Descobrimentos was built in 1940 for the Portuguese World Exibhition, this monument with the shape of a caravel celebrates de 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator and behind him you can see another 32 figures that where important during the Age of the Portuguese Discoveries.

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