World Exploration Travel Routes

World Exploration Travel Routes map

“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore… Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible… It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors… to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.”

― Ferdinand Magellan

Padrao dos Discobrimentos
Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon photo © mytouristmaps

Gifted by the South African Government and designed by the architect Cristino Da Silva, the square at Padrao dos Descobrimentos in Belem, Lisbon, represents the map of Portuguese maritime routes during the Age of Discovery.