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PT 90 Gonçalo Velho

Gonçalo Velho Cabral, one of the explorers dispatched by Prince Henry the Navigator, spotted the Formigos rocks in 1431 and returned in 1432 to discover the Ilha de Santa Maria at this spot. Located atop the Ponta do Castelo, a spectaular promontory at the southeastern tip of the Ilha de Santa Maria. ARLHS # AZO-009

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