Padrão dos Descobrimentos

In Belem just on the outskirts of Lisbon is the Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument of the Discoveries commemorating the great explorers of Portugal’s past. In front of the monument is this amazing marble map detailing the extent of the Portuguese empire at its peak.

Superb photo from Dave Lovell @LocationEurope

Dave Lovell sent me this beautiful pic that shows the scale of the Marble Map, the holiday pic of me shows some of the detail.

The monument is pretty cool too

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