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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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If the history of your country talks to the history of Portugal, you should visit this place

This place is, for sure, a landmark of Portugal that reminds you to the discovering era of this "little" country.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is, for sure, a landmark of Portugal that reminds you to the discovering era of this "little" country.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

took the new tram to the suburbs to see the two monuments and also watch the sun set, lovely evening

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very well structured monument that contains so much historical pride. Don't waste your time with the view. Just enjoy the monument. @instabuilt

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We paid cheaper entrance because we had Lisboa card (like half price). There is a lift inside that will take to the top of the monument, where is wonderfull view. Tipp: bring something to wear there up, because it's very windy. (Especially for kids!) The monument has the shape of Carvel, ships that are used in the Portuguese Age of... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The figures on the side of this monument were so neat. I loved this and took a lot of pictures. It is right on the waterfront which was cool too. The best thing was there was some metal letters spelling LOVE and a heart. You pay 3 or 4 euro and you get a lock and a heart and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are part of a group the "entrance" will be very cheap. You pay only for the trip on the lift and can accommodate up to 4 for 6€.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Looking at this monument it's clear the Portuguese have a lot to be proud of! We are all indebted to their amazing maritime and navigational accomplishments. The square has a world map listing the places discovered by the Portuguese. This is just one more reason to visit Belem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place must be seen, just on its historical value alone. It is a good place for pictures although once you see the monument there is not much else. You can go to the top of the monument where there are some nice places to take some panoramic shots of the city. There is an additional charge for going up... More 

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Carterton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Totally worth seeing this amazing ode to Henry the Navigator, this 164 foot monument of a ship is eye catching, especially on a stunning day against the blue sky. Belen has a lot to offer and this monument you shouldn't miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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