The first Portuguese trips of discoveries starting from about 1419. Lagos played
a fundamental part in the geneses of the Portuguese Discoveries. With effect,
this port, since the first years of the XV century, was involved in the
organized discovery trips by the Infante Dom Henrique and for other magnates’
The Discoveries marked the opening of the Modern World, a world to
the progressive unification. Sagres it was where Infante D. Henrique founded his
celebrated school of marine navigation returned for the trips of the discoveries
and where we can find the rose of the winds that he was guided.
The Algarve was a crucial and strategic point during the Age of Discoveries and maritime expansion. Learn more about this period and curiosities of the region on this delicious tour!