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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 213031950
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Ranked #36 of 229 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

A must visit for those visiting Belem. Would have been very nice to stroll along the river when it's a sunny day.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This marks the place where Vasco Da Gama sailed out to discover lands on his mission. This place has maps on floor which can easily be missed. This lists the lands that were discovered by him. there is also a tour I think that can be taken here for which there was an entry fee and we did not have... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Take more pictures outside Inside not much to see if you have been on top of belem On blue line - yellow bus tour Walking distance from belem tower and jeronimos

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Montreal, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was my favorite monument in Lisbon, it represent all the great Portugese discoverers. It is beautiful location on the Targus River. A nice place also to take a great picture of the bridge Vasco de Gama.

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Hong Kong, China
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69 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice from outside, but the exhibition was closed when we visited in Oct. I think just the view from the top does not worth 3 euro, so it is better to check/ask whether there is exhibition before you decide whether to buy the ticket.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The monument is very beautiful and full of meaning relating to Portugal's history and discoveries. But I don't recommend going up (through the elevator. The view from there is good, but the space is very small and cramped and lots of flies are flying around you, making the minutes you spend there very unpleasant.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's a "must" if you visit Lisbon. this is a massive monument to the great Portugese explorese of the past. You can go on the top of the monument to enjoy a wonderful view of Tagus River for a small fee. There is a lift and some stairs.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As a Brazilian, visiting the monument of the "Padrão dos Descobrimentos" in Lisbon is a quite touching moment! This stone sculped complex on the banks of the "Rio Tejo" (Tagus River), resembling a caravel ship, honors all the brave men and women responsible for the epic and brave early expeditions on the unknown seas: Infante D. Henrique, Vasco da Gama,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On a fine day it's really worth the €3 each to get to the top. The elevator takes you most of the way there. The views of the bridge, Belem Tower, the Tagus and the rest of the city are fantastic. It's a great place to get some pictures but more importantly to take in Lisbon.

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Leyland,United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

well worth a viewing whilst in Lisbon. quite a way from the city centre but just catch the number 15 little yellow tram so u even get to travel on some vintage traction. from the tram stop next to the large monastery just walk past the fountains and gardens towards the coast and youll reach the monument and Belem tower.... More

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