Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama (c. 1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.

Connected Sites

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Belem Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition
Churches and Convents of Goa Third voyage
Cidade Velha Stopped off here
Evora Said to have studied there
Island of Mozambique Visited in 1498
Robben Island The first Europeans to land there were probably members of Vasco de Gama’s fleet, who stopped there in 1498 in search of shelter and supplies. (AB ev)
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Second voyage


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