Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Monteforte

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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...  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...  more »
  • Lack maintenance but overall nice place to rest and enjoy the ocean. It was here where the first Portuguese navigators João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar discovered the islands around 1470.
  • Didn't see anything appointing this is exactly where the Portugueses first arrived

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