The fascinating history of the Portuguese era of exploration
Can you believe how far they traveled?
Portugal was an incredible sea power during the 15th and 16th centuries, and they traveled all over the world, gaining new trade routes and exploring unfamiliar territory. Maritime expeditions to far-flung places saw intrepid mariners sail uncharted waters to reach these unmapped lands. But do you know where they ended up?
Browse the gallery and learn more about this adventurous time in Portuguese history.
CELEBRITY The Joker
Joaquin Phoenix terrorizes NYC subway as the 'Joker'
CELEBRITY British royal family
Queen Elizabeth II uses a fake hand-waving machine
High-paying jobs that let you travel the world
Celebrities who have taken time off from work
Read into UNESCO's Cities of Literature