Parallel to the Avenue of the Discoveries, the Castle of Governors (classified as National Monument), retains little of its original architecture, having undergone many changes over time. It is, however, one of the principal of Lagos.
Don Sebastian has attended the Mass that preceded his departure for Alcazarquivir. The lawns of the Garden of the Constitution, the front window, three panels, by the sculptor John Cutileiro, evoke this historic battle that cost the live of the Portuguese king.
Some trees provide pleasant shade in the summer peak
Under the arc that runs through the walls, a small oratory dedicated to Sao Goncalo, the patron saint of fishermen and marks the place where the people said to be the home of his parents. Gone are the days when the image of the saint was carried aboard a trawler, a picturesque maritime procession, to the Ponta da Piedade.
Across the avenue, in the the long avenue of portuguese Discovery, we find small fishing boats advertising trips to the caves near shore, and some musiciens playing music.