The grave of one of the greatest discoverers ever. Vasco da Gama. His grave is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Born around 1460 or 1469 in the city of Sines, Alentejo - Portugal, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. He died on the 24th of December 1524 in Kochi, India. His body was sent back to Portugal where it rests now.