A MARITIME VILLAGE NEAR LISBON
Seixal is a Portuguese city located in the district of Setúbal and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, with about 30,000 inhabitants.
The name “Seixal” comes from the Portuguese word “seixo,” as the region near the river is full of small rock fragments shaped by water, visible when the tide is low.
It was in Seixal that the brothers Vasco and Paulo da Gama built the vessels for their journey to India. While Vasco da Gama was in Lisbon preparing for the voyage, Paulo da Gama oversaw the shipbuilders and caulkers in the construction of the ships. Estêvão da Gama, the navigators’ father, was a commander in Seixal.
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