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Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Monteforte

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At Padrao dos Descobrimentos, see the spot where the first Portuguese explorers disembarked after sailing to discover new lands in the 17th century. Here you can learn a bit about the local history, and the changes that occurred after the Portuguese came. There are several old boats on site, and a Catholic monument near the water. Make Padrao dos Descobrimentos a part of your Monteforte vacation plans using our Monteforte trip maker.
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  • According to tradition this little pebble beach at Anambo in the northwest is the place, where the Portuguese under the leadeship of Pedro Escobar and João de Santarém (whose statues can be seen... 
    According to tradition this little pebble beach at Anambo in the northwest is the place, where the Portuguese under the leadeship of Pedro Escobar and João de Santarém (whose statues can be seen...  more »
  • This is the location where the first Portuguese navigators are said to have disembarked, and as in old colonial tradition, a discovery mark was erected to mark the location. Besides being close to... 
    This is the location where the first Portuguese navigators are said to have disembarked, and as in old colonial tradition, a discovery mark was erected to mark the location. Besides being close to...  more »
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  • Place is abandoned. Bridge to accessing location is distroyed and theres no indication on road.
  • A historical and calm place. One can imagine the Explorer ships laying by the coast with the explorers coming to shore in a small dingy, eagerly anticipating to set foot on the unknown land. I am doubting that the marker is original, as the ones I know from research are completely made of stone (marble) but it seems quite old and it marks the spot. The place needs some maintenance, a sign board with info to start with (perhaps a project founded by Portugal?)

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