Belim Portugal is the historical district of Lisbon, and it was from here that many of the Portuguese explorers embarked on their discoveries. The Monument, 52 meters high celebrates the achievements of these explorers, and is shaped like a ship. It shows more that 30 statues of people who played an important role in the discoveries. Leading the way is Henry the Navigator. Behind him are explorers, knights, writers, missionaries, and other figures from the era.
- City of sardines – Lisbon, Portugal (journeyaroundtheglobe.com)
- Lisbon Day 3: Belem – Monument to the Discoveries(Padrão dos Descobrimentos) and lunch at Restaurante Rosa dos Mares (mmm-yoso.typepad.com)