The Statue of Infante Dom Henrique in the City of Tomar

Another set of the statue of Henry the Navigator (Infante D. Henrique) in front of the gates of the Seven Hills Forest. Tomar reached an high level of development and importance when Henry Navigator lived in the city in the 15th century. It was in Tomar that he planned the Portuguese maritime discoveries and the town was considered the centre of Portugal as people travelling to Lisbon, Coimbra, Santarém and even Porto, usually had to go through Tomar.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Statue of Henry the Navigator close to the main gate of the Seven Hills Forest in Tomar

 

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique in Tomar

At the position I was when I shot this picture, the gate of Mata dos Sete Montes in Tomar was behind me and on the other side of the statue is Avenida Cândido Madureira

 

Infante Dom Henrique, City of Tomar, Portugal

The statue of Infante Dom Henrique, the Portuguese prince who made Tomar a very important city in the 15th century

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