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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Ranked #32 of 183 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Only saw from outside but monument was very good. Only €2 entry with the Lisboa card. Beautiful area to walk around and watch the sea.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Did not go in but it is a beautiful monument of the seafarers of Lisbon. Great photo opertunites. Belem is a lovely part of town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beautiful monument, and the view from the top was amazing, it was just a shame it was not good weather, on a clear day I bet you can see for miles. I think that the cost to get to the top is reasonable for what it is at 3€ for adults.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Go up the monument with a cozy elevator and check out the view of Tejo, the Atlantic, Jeronimos, Belem Tower and the beautiful map of the world in front of the monument!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nicely built, beatiful to see and you can get to the top to contemplate a very nice view.It costs 2€ if you are student or 3€ for adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

All the great Portuguese heroes, saints, kings, navigators, English queen, artists and writers. Go up lift to small viewing area for view over the River Tagus, Cristo Rei and the Tower of Belem.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well worth the walk from the main tram route, along the harbour front. Great photo opportunity with the bridge and Cristo del Rei in the background. The monument itself explains the point in history well and although we didn't go inside the views over the river and toward the Belem tower are great! Go here as part of the whole... More

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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You really must include this wonderful monument in your sightseeing, the fabulous Navigators monument in Belem. Apart from its breathtaking sculptures depicting Portugal's famous navigators, you can go up in the internal lift (and a few steps) to take in the great view from the top. Definitely worth it!

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Amazing representation of the Portuguese exploration. We felt overwhelmed by the feeling of the extraordinary deeds of the bold explorers that "discovered" the world. This is such a "must" during your visit!! The surrounding area has also too much to offer, from the serenity of the sea/atlantic ocean to a neighborhood of fine restaurants, almost opposite to the Padrão dos... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Outstanding monument even in torrential rains as when we saw it in October. It's just down the pier from the Unesco-listed Torre de Belem, which is also worth a inside visit -- or at least a photo opportunity. The monument and fantastic marble-inlaid map in the monument's plaza of the world according to Portugese explorers is stunning and informative. *... More

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