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First Great Navigators-II- by joscarati

Western view of the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon (Portugal).

From right to left:

-Afonso V of Portugal
-Peter, Duke of Coimbra (son of King John I of Portugal)
-Queen Philippa of Lancaster
-Fernão Mendes Pinto (explorer and writer)
-Gonçalo de Carvalho (missionary Dominican)
-Henrique de Coimbra (missionary franciscan)
-Luís de Camões (renaissance poet who celebrated the navigations in the epic Lusiads)
-Nuno Gonçalves (painter)
-Gomes Eanes de Zurara (chronicler)
-Pêro da Covilhã (traveller)
-Jácome de Maiorca (cartographer)
-Pedro Escobar (pilot)
-Pedro Nunes (mathematician)
-Pêro de Alenquer (pilot)

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“Vasco da Gama” Bridge at Night by bahutofotografia

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts, with a total length of 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi), including 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon’s other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.

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Belém Tower,Lisbon by DariaKlepikova

Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defense system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.

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