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“a souvenir from the past” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Ranked #34 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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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.
Antwerp, Belgium
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“a souvenir from the past”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

not exactly a must see, but since it's on the way to the Torre de Belem and the Mosteiro dos Jerônimos, you can easily take a look at this monument for the navigators of Portugal's glorious times.

Visited December 2012
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“One of the real symbols of Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

You can easily get there by bus nr 15 from metro to Balem district.Beautifully located by the river near the bridge.Impressive.

Visited February 2013
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“great exhibition and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

the exhibition on Portugal and Goa is so well presented and there was information available in other languages as the exhibition tags are all in Portuguese. The staff were really nice it was a really cheap E3 to get in and there are also nice views from the top of the tower.

Visited January 2013
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“Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Really liked it but think they could display the names of the sailors represented in the monument somewhere visible, so we knew who were looking at.

Visited January 2013
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“A must to do in Lisbon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Unique memorial, great square for kids to explore as well. My youngest was really intrigued how the men were placed on the memorial. We did not venture inside, we arrived later in the dat but for €3 it seems like a bargain

Visited January 2013
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