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March 09, 2011
  • The Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon.
The Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon. (LanaiLady )

Today's travel photo of the day aptly depicts a monument celebrating travel and discovery. This image, taken by Times reader "LanaiLady," shows the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon.

The monument is dedicated to the Portuguese who took part in Europe's Age of Discovery in the 15th century. It was constructed in 1960 and commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator, whose likeness gazes out at the Tagus river from the tip of the monument. Henry, a prince of Portugal, was a strong proponent of Portugal's efforts in discovery and exploration.

The monument stands along the Tagus river in Lisbon's Belem district.

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