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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
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Erected in the honor of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator in 1960, this...

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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Beautiful monument

Discoveries monument is short walk from Jeronimos Monastery, through the beautiful garden and underpass. It is built on the north bank of the Tagus River in 1960.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this place on a rainy day and we couldn't really enjoy the effort getting there with a small baby. Check the weather before visiting this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Discoveries monument is short walk from Jeronimos Monastery, through the beautiful garden and underpass. It is built on the north bank of the Tagus River in 1960.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is just a stature but near Monasterio and Belem Tower, you can walk there in 15 minutes drom both sites

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has got to be a stop on your tour of Lisbon. But it is very popular so probably better on a weekday if you want a photograph without loads of other tourists in the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an impressive sculpture but to try and get a picture, even from the tower is ruined by street lights. There is an old metal post in the way too with graffiti on it. Worth going to see if you are in Belem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

t is possible to go up this monument, but having just been up the Torre de Belim, we gave it a miss. Still, just walking around it was great. Previously we have been on a bus tour that gave a more detailed history than the guide books. A must see if you are in this area. It sparkles in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Caught hop on hop off bus to Belem and could walk around all the sites. Amazing structure would be great to see from the water, there were amphibious tours that when along on the river from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful, beautiful and amazing.. I liked everything. The sea, the sun.. we came the right season, end of July, and the weather was warm. We went to the top of the monument and the view was soooo wow.. hah Hope to come again 💚

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is interesting monument, with nice map of Portuguese discoveries in fromnt made of mosaic tiles. With the fee of 2 € You can go up with the elevator to enjoy the view of BELEM and the river. Entrance staff is happy to answer queries. They speak good English

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Belem, this sight is - next to the monastery and the torre - the most famous sight. As it sits right between the other two sight, a walk-by is possible at any time. All in all, much walking to be done around the Belem sights. The stone masonry of this monument is impressive though and tells a story... More 

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Belem
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.