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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

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Address: Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 303 1950
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Erected in the honor of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator in 1960...
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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Good views of Belem

You take an elevator going up but have to take many stairs on the way down! It's a good place to take some photos, although I am not sure about 4 EURO just to do that. Either way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This monument is a must see, but is not anything special. It it about 50 years old. What is great is the map in front of it

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You take an elevator going up but have to take many stairs on the way down! It's a good place to take some photos, although I am not sure about 4 EURO just to do that. Either way, it was nice to do it. People hang around the bottom of the monument and by the river. It's a great place... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We walked here on our way to the Tower for which we bought a ticket with the Monastery at Belem. It is very attractive and photogenic. We didn't go up in the elevator. It didn't look like that great a view as the Tower was also not much.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Go up the elevator to the top. 42 steps left when you get up there . Super views of the tagus. A stone's throw from the Belem Tower or the monastery

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cheap to go in, great views over Lisbon, the bridge and Cristo Rei on the one side, and the Atlantic Ocean and Belem Tower on the other.

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Narre Warren, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Happened upon this on an open top bus tour. We weren't aware you could get an elevator to the top until we went inside. Great value. €2,00 for over 65s. The views over the river and out to sea were amazing. Also the view of the 25 de Abril bridge were also great. There were also fabulous views over Belem.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Moving and perfect hommage to those brave men who dreamt of a brave new world and went to fulfill their dreams and open human kind to new horizons. A must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are in Belem - you must go there anyhow to visit Jeronimus Monastry and Belem Tower or Belem CUltural Center - you cannot avoid to see the monument of the explorers. It is nice to see, that the portugaise still today like their explorers from Vasco da Gama to Magalhaes, on the top Henry the Navigator.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

While the monument is quite impressive and full of detail with a great story, and right on the Rio Tejo, it is not one of my favorite spots. If you have limited time, there are many better things to see. (a walk up to the castle, a ride up the Santa Justa elevator, a walk through Bairro Alto, etc).

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great views and easy lift ride up. Better than the tower - and cheaper! Beware Lisbon Card - only get 1 euro off and it's entry is cheap anyway - not worth the 39 euro card.

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Address: Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 303 1950
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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