Statue of Ferdinand Magellan
Monastery where sailors prayed before crossing the oceans.

It was built soon after Vasco da Gama’s brave expedition to discover a sea route to India.

In the middle of this compass rose is a world map.
Behind it is this “Monument to the Discoveries” built in 1960.
Belem Tower built in the 16th century.
Bridge, boats, plane, monument and Belem Tower all in one photo.
Catamaran ferrying people across the river
The road is eroding away, but many pedestrians and cyclists still use it at “own risk”.
Sounds very ominous, but it’s just a medical research facility.
Pedaling and drinking
This obedient dog waits for patiently for his owner outside the supermarket