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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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Well worth an hour or so, do go to the top good views. The world map is best viewed from the top of the monument.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth an hour or so, do go to the top good views. The world map is best viewed from the top of the monument.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was in Belem and was glad I stopped by. The monument is not particularly tall so I did not bother going up but was glad I saw it has a good view if the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

a monument to the age of portuguese exploration, very nicely done, with an informative world map, showing when other parts of the world were reached.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is my favourite monument in Belem or even all of Lisbon. Come and take photos every year but this year viewed from the river. Great to be able to see the monument in full from the river and not just the profile. If you have chance see from a boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Historic landmark and solid story. Great for pictures and a must see even if not pay for to go inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice place. Beautiful design. Good view of the river. Great to take photos. But upstairs gives you an average overview and an average panoramic view. Nothing really much deserve to pay 4 euros to go up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This seems to be the perfect symbol and monument to Portugal's past! The monument is beautiful and the view from the top is excellent - the whole area around the monument is just nice and great for strolling around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We walked over to see the monument wheb were strolled in the area. It is very impressive, and the figures are really big and formidable. The map in front ia also interesting, seeing all the colonies rules by Portugal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

look at the world enormous map in marble with all the places Portugal sailed to in the 15/16 centuries. A couple steps aside there is Italia, the italian best restaurant and gelateria in the world. Better than in Italy,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's huge.. In pictures always look so small. Amazing. Just sit next to it and admire. Very nice place with many shops close.

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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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