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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portogallo, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Ranked #33 of 217 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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Bangalore, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
25 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're looking for a view and a quicker stop, this is your place. It's definitely newer and doesn't come with the history/story that other locations might, but it's tall and well-located,which is what you need when looking for a view of the city. It's cheaper than the Torre, and line-free, so with a time-crunched day we picked this over... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Make sure to include this site in your tour of Belem . Once you are in the balcony on top , enjoy the beautiful panorama of this part of the city of Lisbon . See the nice waterfront promenade , the nice square below you and the impressive Jeronimos Monastery and the Jardim de Belem behind you ..

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful monument. Well worth the €3 to go to the top to overlook the river and monastery. Shame the area around the base of it hasn't a bit more shade & seating, but don't avoid seeing it.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Yes, it is a large impressive monument and you can take some nice pictures, but it is basically an original tourist trap. A plethora of middle aged ladies waved wraps and shawls at me continually, and there are an equal number of annoying young men trying to dazzle you with cheap plastic sunglasses. If you happen to be passing it... More

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McKinney, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

must see in Lisbon, very old and a lot to learn. need to climb up to the tower to enjoy the view. there's a inexpensive fee to enter.

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Beirut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Average place, good for taking few pics, not much crowded, had to walk from Torre de Belem for a while to get there, not bad for tourism...

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Well, the monument is enormous, very well preserved and definately worths a visit. Take the stairs for going up; the view is impressive. Portuguese history is there....

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