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“Magnificent Views from Discoveries Monument” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal (Belem)
+351 21 303 1950
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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 338 things to do in Lisbon
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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.
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“Magnificent Views from Discoveries Monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

An iconic symbol shaped like a ship/boat, the monument was constructed to commemorate the achievements of Portugal's golden era of sea faring adventurers. Located in Belem just opposite Jeronimos Monastery and separated by Praca Imperio this 52 m high monument offers fantastic views and photo shoot opportuities for the Monastery, Praca Imperio, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge & Tagus river. If you are having a Lisboa Card you will get about 25-30% discount ad paying just 3 Euro for an elevator ride to the top is really worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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“great vues”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This monument has a lift to take you to the top of the monument for a 4euros and it`s worth it, because the scenery it`s spectacular ans you can see below rosa dos ventos.

Visited August 2013
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Right on the spot. Similar to seeing where Columbus left Barcelona! The monument resembles the prow of a ship with sails billowing above. Each brave pathfinder stands on the shoulders of those who preceded him.

Visited September 2013
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“An Awesome reminder of what it meant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Large Monument at the waters edge commemorates those the went to sea for decades and centuries. Great area for Photo opportunities also.Nice area just a little bit away from the Tower too.

Visited April 2013
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“What a Tribute to the Discoverers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a very impressive monument. If you're in the area, you should stop and walk around it. It's nice to see the water from here.

Visited June 2013
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