The patron of Portuguese exploration in Batalha

Prince Henry the Navigator was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery. Henry was the fourth child of the Portuguese king John […]

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The symbol of Europe’s Age of Discoveries in Lisbon

The Tower of Saint Vincent served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. The Tower is a 16th-century fortification and was built during the height of the Portuguese Renaissance, and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, but it also incorporates hints of other architectural […]