Unesco world heritage - magellan and manuelin age

As in 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Collection returns to Portugal in 2021 to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Fernand de Magellan. The Portuguese sailor was one of the first to undertake and complete a Round the World trip after discovering a passage that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to which he gave his name: The Strait of Magellan.

UNESCO's heritage is a territory of immense wealth. Each year, we are keen to honor a site, a place, an art form that has marked its era. In this very special context, it is a great way to travel and discover a piece of the world's universal heritage.

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Emblematic coins

On the face we find the portrait of the Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Next to him, we can see La Victoria, the first ship to complete the around the world trip, and a world map that illustrates the roads borrowed by Magellan. A reminder of the 500 years of its disappearance is also present. The reverse is dedicated to the Convent of Christ located in Tomar in Portugal. We find the window of the central nave which is decorated with Manueline style motifs linked to discoveries and the Portuguese navy such as rope, shells, anchors and other navigational instruments.