Praça Infante D. Henrique

In the centre of the square stands the statue of Henry the Navigator, inaugurated in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of his death. You can see the former slave market, an arcaded house rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. Following African expeditions in the 15C, the first slave market in Europe was set up here.

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Praça Infante D. Henrique

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