Tuesday, 18 October 2016

August, 2016 - LISBOA, PORTUGAL - POST 2 OF 4

 We spent the day in Belem, visiting the Monastery and Tower.  The Monastery is one of the most impressive we have seen so far, with the best cloisters of any.  It is also the resting place of Vasco da Gama, the navigator that discovered the sea route to India, via the Cape of Good Hope.  The Belem Tower is the fort that once guarded the river entrance to Lisbon.

The Monastery.


Interior of adjacent Cathedral.

Tomb of Vasco da Gama.

Riverside park fountain.

Monument to first plane to fly from Africa to Europe.

Belem Tower.

River view from the tower.

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