2-Masted Caravel Model at the Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum) in Lisbon Portugal
A model of a 2 Masts Lateen Rigged Caravel. Known as "disovery caravel," it was the main type of ship used in Portuguese maritime exploration from 1440 until the end of the 15th century. The Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum of Navy Museum) focuses on Portuguese maritime history. It features exhibits on Portugal's Age of Discovery, the Portuguese Navy, commercial and recreational shipping, and, in a large annex, barges and seaplanes. Located in the Belem neighborhood of Lisbon, it occupies, in part, one wing of the Jerónimos Monastery. Its entrance is through a chapel that Henry the Navigator had built as the place where departing voyagers took mass before setting sail. The museum has occupied its present space since 1963.
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