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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portogallo, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Ranked #33 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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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The permanent structure to honor the heroes who pioneered the discoveries of new lands in the world was inaugurated in 1960 in Belem,Lisbon the completion of 500 years of Henry the navigator.The sculpture has Henry the navigator leading holding the prow of the ship which has 30 other famous people involved in the discoveries,Vasco-da-Gama,Cabral-discoverer of Brazil,Magellan the first navigator who... More

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction was on my list of must sees and we were not disappointed. It is magnificent. My only regret is that we didn't have time to go up on top and see the view. The detail of the explorers & others adoring the monument is impressive. Originally built to honour Henry the Navigator, the 15th C Portuguese explorer for... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Remarkable,beautiful,must see experience. There are not right words to describe this beauty. Nearby this marvelous monument are belem tower,st jeronimus cathedral,vasco da gama bridge...

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Bath, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the visit, along with the nearby Torre de Belem. Nicely situation alongside the Tagus river with lovely walks and cafes close by. The Monument is beautifully and very evocative...we did not have time to go inside but I am sure the views were magnificent as it is quite high! You can get to this part of Lisbon by... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The outside of the Discoveries monument is worth seeing. Sadly it was all covered in scaffolding when we visited, but I have seen it before :-) The mosaic (a world map) outside the front is also worth noting ahead of going up the monument. You can pay a small fee (I think it was about €3 each) to take the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great sightseeing and atmosphere. Highly recommended. Nearby you can also find mosteito dos Jeronimos and Centro cultural de belém.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice area of Lisbon. We walked along the water front and took pictures of the bridge and the tower. We did not go up the tower as it was busy, but worth a visit to the surrounding bars. Nice walk in the sun.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Padrao dos Descobrimentos is a beautiful monument. It is beside the Tagus river and the walk to reach this monument is lovely with the river on one side and the view of the museum and park on the other side. It is not very far from Torre de Belem. The entry fees is just 3Euro per person and no entry... More

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Doha, Qatar
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33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to have a good view you want to go there, dont miss the tower or the monastery. Bus/Tram is the cheapest way there from Lisbon, taxi is a convenient way and tuktuk is the most expensive

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Standing here in front of a piece of history on the great Portuguese explorers and navigators, all the names started flashing back and jumping out of text books! A ride to the top of the monument offers a commanding view of Belem, the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge. A nice water fountain is located nearby and a... More

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