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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portogallo, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
21/301-62-28
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Ranked #29 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the Algarve over Christmas and took the opportunity to visit Lisbon on a one day coach outing. After visiting the Monastery of Jeronimos (a must see), we walked to the Avenida de Brasilia, besides the Tagus River estuary, to view this outstanding monument. It commemorates the great discoverers and the Portuguese age of discovery during the... More

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Hemiksem
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

in remembrance of the great discoverers this monument was build in a pretty bombastic way. You can pay €3 to get to the top which gives you a magnificent view of the mosteiro, the torre de Belém, the bridge, the city in the distance... etc. With a Lisbon public transport day ticket you get a €1 discount.

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yotvata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This outstanding monument is not only stunning and impressive. It brings you to the feet of all the important figures of Portugal's history in it's glorious times. You can pick up a small leaflet and go over to recognize them all.

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london
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

After visiting the marine museum we walked along the Tagus river to see padrao dos Descobrimentos. Very interesting and of course signifies the new world discoveries at that time. Very precise figures and is suitably placed in front of the Tagus. We didn't go up as we were short of time.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This monument is located at Avenida de Brasilia, besides the Tagus River estuary. The monument celebrates the Portuguese age of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. There are 33 statues on the monument that represents monarchs, explorers, artists and scientists. You can go the top of the building by an elevator located inside and from there you can enjoy... More

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I got to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) by taking the suburban train from Cais Do Sodre, getting off at Belem station and walking the rest of the way along the river and returned the same way. This is a stunning work of sculpture (although not in the real sense of the word) but is a work... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A wonderful monument that heralds the history of Portugal. We went up to the top and the views around were simply stunning. If you get the chance to visit this historical sight I would strongly suggest that you do.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The pavement in front has an interesting map of the world in tiles that would best be seen from the top of the monument, but we didn't go up and could still appreciate it. I was amazed by the size of the figures on this huge monument and Walking along the river bank from here to the Belem Tower is... More

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California City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The size of this place was such that our breath almost stopped for a moment when we laid eyes on it. Calling it huge is an understatement itself. It covers a lot of space and is a peaceful haven. The greenery around it is a delicious view for the eyes and the water just begs to be captured by a... More

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edinburgh
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The monument of the discoveries is excellent and you can go up for 2/3 euros to get a great panoramic view of Belem. The only disappointment was the lack of information inside on the history

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