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“Check it out but no need to go in and to the top” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portogallo, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
21/301-62-28
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Ranked #33 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
London
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“Check it out but no need to go in and to the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

It's a concrete monument celebrating the explorers and navigators who departed from Lisbon. It's quite nice to look at it from the outside, and quite enjoyable to walk around it, have a look at the statues carved on its sides, and at the large world mosaic just underneath. But the ride to the top is not really worth the price as you get really nice views from many other places in Lisbon, for free.

Visited November 2012
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“great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

the monument it self is interesting but the view from the top is brilliant! definitely worth a visit inside a must!

Visited September 2012
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“It's big!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The sheer scale of this is very impressive and well worth a stop if you’re seeing the other main sights of Belem such as the Torre de Belem and the Jeronimos monastery. We didn’t go up, as we’d been up the Torre de Belem and had some nice views so we didn’t really see the point. A wonderful monument to the intrepid adventurers that opened up the world 500 years ago.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Much bigger than expected and the elevator to the top is worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

By the pictures, I didn't expect the monument to be as big as it is. Its very impressive. The mosaics at the base of the monument are worth the 3 Euro ride to the top to see. There were large tour groups there but none of them went to the top. Understandable when you see how tiny the top is. Great views of the Monastery as well.

Visited September 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Where it all started”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A monument to the grandiose past of a people that gave so much to the world 5 centuries ago. Great views over the river and the bridge.

Visited November 2012
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