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A memorial to man and time when there were high risks but opportunities for those with curiosity drive and ambition. On those terms this statue is quite modest. Set well on a small sloping park. I wondered whether as with Nelson’s column, Henry has been...More
This a statue to the famous Navigator who was instrumental in history for starting the great explorations of the European powers, the 4th Son of the King he explored many of the Atlantic islands and the west Cost of Africa, it is located in a...More
We passed this monument a few times during our recent vacation, and on one occasion went up to take a closer look.
The monument is located near the Ribeira part of Porto, and stands in an elevated position atop a grassy hill. It has a...More
He stands high on a pedestal with a globe of the world behind him. The setting is pretty near ideal; set in a green, grassy, park-like place. Passersby stop, sit, and maybe one or two even reflect upon the role this 1394-1460 legendary figure played...More
This is a beautiful and fitting monument for the man who did so much to begin Portugal’s explorations abroad. Very nice statue of Henry in the middle of a lovely grass-lined park. This makes for a serene and relaxing rest stop during your exploration of...More