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A historic maritime city, welcoming modern explorers

Europe’s westernmost capital is probably also its most stunningly situated, on hilly ground in a bend of the River Tagus where it broadens out into a giant bay. Writers rave about Lisbon’s unique light; modern tourists also warm to the mild climate and relaxed feel of its summer nights, when the bars' patrons spill out onto cobbled streets. Centuries of maritime exploration have also left a rich artistic heritage.

Estátua de Afonso de AlbuquerqueBobo Boom / CC BY 2.0

Vasco de Gama Statue

Vasco de Gama Statue

Historic statue of famed navigator located in nearby Sines

Historic statue of famed navigator located in nearby Sines Editors' Note

Vasco de Gama Statue is located near the Sines castle where the famous navigator who discovered the passage to India was born in 1469. Nearby, the church of São Salvador is located were de Gama and his family attended. The statue is south of the church and near the west wall of the castle.

Vasco de Gama Statue in Sines is a short drive from Lisbon. Visitors can make the drive in under two hours. While visiting the statue, they may also wish to explore the municipality of Sines, which includes an art center and frequently hosts festivals and carnivals.

Vasco de Gama Statue
Sines, Lisbon