Monument to the Discoveries in Belém, Portugal

Monument to the Discoveries in Belém, Portugal

August 2009 Issue

Monument to the Discoveries in Belém, Portugal


Monument to the Discoveries

Originally built out of temporary materials for the Portuguese World’s Fair in 1940, the subject of June’s photo, the Monument to the Discoveries, was recast in concrete in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator (the guy at the top holding a small sailing ship).

Located on the bank of the River Tagus in Belém, near Lisbon, Portugal, the monument was created by architect Cottinelli Telmo and sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida.

ITN readers set a record this month by sending in 395 (!!!) correct answers by the deadline. Congratulations to B.L. KUHLMANN of Corona del Mar, California, who won the drawing.