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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 213031950
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Ranked #36 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The Discoveries Monument The Discoveries Monument is located at Avenida de Brasilia, in the Belem district. It is beside the Tagus River estuary. The... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth going up for the great views from the top. Is a great landmark monument too with an interesting history to learn about

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the elevator up to the top and you will see a nice view of Belem area. Located on the river, so you will have a nice view of 25 April Bridge too, great photo opportunities.

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Barry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is just a little further on from Belem Tower and has lovely restaurants near it. On the mosaic pavement is a map of the world so you can stand on national country!

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a monument near the Tagus River estuary, along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient, the monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries. In addition to the main statue of Henry the Navigator, holding a model of a carrack, on either side... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was nice to see such a famous landmark. Sadly there was scaffolding up on both sides when we were there. They were just taking down the scaffolding on one side though, so hopefully it won't be up for long!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

3€ to get up but it's worth it becuase it a very nice view from the tower 50meters up. Perfect for selfies with the 25:e april bridge in the background

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This monument was a real good surprise in Lisbon. We did not plan to visit it but since we were in the surroundings (it's near the Tower of Belém) we decided to go there. Its loftiness is pretty impressive against a blue sky and produces nice photos. This is windy area (a large, open landscape) so bring a nice coat... More

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries was built in honor of Henry the Navigator, who was instrumental in the success of the Portuguese explorations during the fifteenth century, a period now known as the Age of Discoveries. The fifty meter tall monument, shaped like a ship's prow, stands at the marina in Belém, the starting point for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was one of the places we wanted to visit in Lisbon cos every time was see articles on Lisbon, we would see a photo of this monument. We wanted to see it for ourselves. The monument was really huge, larger than we expected. Amazing to see the detail of each person carved out on the monument. The view of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have seen pictures of this monument and wanted to see it for real when we visited Lisbon. However, when we got there it was covered in scaffolding and plastic as it was being cleaned (so we were told). Pity they did this during the tourist season!

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