Art from the time of King Manuel I. Five hundred years after his death. In 2021, five centuries will have passed since the death of King Manuel I. This King’s relationship with artistic practice was one of the most important in Portuguese history.
On 8 July 1497 Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Restelo in Lisbon, most likely from a location near to where the Monument of Discoveries and Tower of Belem is today. Let's trace their journey in Belem!
The coat of arms of Lisbon commemorates the voyage of the relics of Saint Vincent, to the city. According to legend, ravens protected his graves and even accompanied him on his voyage. Their craws are heard in Fort Cochin.
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