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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

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Address: Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 303 1950
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Erected in the honor of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator in 1960...
Erected in the honor of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator in 1960, this is a dramatic work of art in stone that commemorates Portugal's many famous explorers and adventurers.
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An overview of Portugal's adventurous past

Unfortunately I haven't been inside, but it is an impressive monument! Make sure you will do some reading before to recognize the figures!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I haven't been inside, but it is an impressive monument! Make sure you will do some reading before to recognize the figures!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Across Belem tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos all witin walking distance and the best dessert place by the Maritime Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Doesn't take long to visit but a must-see. Built fairly recently compared to what the installation refers to but one should use a Google image that actually labels each character referred to in this sculpture - e.g. Filipa of Lancaster, Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama etc etc.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was in Belem and we went to visit it with me freshly met Polish girl who I met cathing the tram to Belem. We found out that we are going to the same place so we did it together :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visit all view points in Lisbon. There is the best place to do photos from the height and see main places of attractions. If the weather will be good (no from) you can also see Cristo Rei located on the other side of the river

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a nice monument at the estuary of river Tagus. there is a nice walkway along side the river. a walk from the monument to Belem tower would be great any one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You shuold go to there to take an evidence photograph as I went to there ! The monument is larger than I imagined. See fact !

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

very interesting monument with a magnifician view over the Tagus river, dedicated to the discoveires heroes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Set in the one of the best neighbourhood of Lisbon - Belém this is a great attraction! Its huge and its size can only be admired standing right underneath it! There is a stop on all tourist buses for this monument and local cafes are just ahead. Right opposite to other attractions such as Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and 25... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Huge ship with the most important navigateurs from Portuguese Discoveries in 16th and 17th centuries.

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