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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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Fantastic views

Get short lift to the top for fantastic views. Much better than Belem Tower which is lower and much more crowded.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Get short lift to the top for fantastic views. Much better than Belem Tower which is lower and much more crowded.

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Salamanca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We visited in the evening, there were almost no people and I really liked this monument. Those statues on its sides are perfectly done and resemble real people very well which made me feel like those explorers were really there near me. Worth paying a visit on the walk to the Belém tower.

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Carrollton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The monument is visible from outside. Inside is a 4 euro trip to the top of the monument. The views are good of the immediate area but not special. The trip to the top is very crowded, the actual viewing area is even more crowded. The elevator also doesn't go all the way to to too and requires a walk... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Must see if you have an interest in navigation or discovery of Americas. Striking architecture and imposing structure right on the waterfront. Close to Tower of Belem and Monastery of Jerónimos.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This monument is a reminder of the days that Portugal sailed across the world and was a mighty ruler. The monument pays a tribute to the age of discoveries and depicts 16 people from the 15th and 16th century such as explorers, cartographers, artists, scientists and missionaries. It includes a statute of Henry the Navigator regarded as the founder the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Any trip to Lisbon's Belém neighborhood isn't complete without paying a visit to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos monument. It sits right on the river and pays tribute to Portugal's rich history of exploration and discovery. Impressive in size it offers stunning views of the bridge and its stone carving work is so realistic. It also sits on a sea of... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I recommend you pick one tower to go up while in Lisbon. This one is probably the worst choice. When you get to the top there is a long skinny roof for you to stand on that is probably 5 feet high. Kids can't see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really weren't expecting much but this was really nice....well worth the entrance fee. The views are great for the top

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you visit this part of Lisbon, it is a nice stroll along the river between this monument and the tower of Belem. We didn't go to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice treat was free entrance for kids up to 12. Good view for all the Lisboa. Small platform, but safe. Tag and the bridge look great from there.

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