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“Quite impressive in a lovely location” 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 339 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
crawley down
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Quite impressive in a lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We didn't pay to go inside, though it is huge and I'm sure the view is impressive. It's quite cool and the location is excellent and in walking distance of other nice places. Worth a look.

Visited October 2013
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Swindon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“An impressive monument needing a clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Had a look at this monument while in Belem and it looks good and with a good view of the 25th April bridge as well.
Think it is in need of a clean as starting to look jaded, put me in mind of something seen in old communist USSR.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice view and”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The monument to the discoveries has been built to celebrate all the Portuguese explorers and their discoveries.
Coming to Belem district from Lisbon center by sea is suggested, as you can have a nice view of the monument.
Going inside costs only 3 euro and you get access to the top of the building where you can have a view of Belem district, while at the exhibition downstairs you can read about the Portuguese discoveries.

Visited October 2013
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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A breathtaking view and cosy spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went to Belém and started off with the Jerónimos Monastery (very beautiful, definitely worth a visit!!) and walking towards the ocean and the Discoveries Monument (Padrao dos Descobrimentos). The area around and beneath the monument are beautiful and relaxing, and the view from the top is magnificent! And it is okay pricewise as well, and you can gett cheap, cold water from the vending machine on the 1st floor (but the toilets are crappy!!!!!!). All-in-all: A must-see when travelling to Lisboa!

Visited October 2013
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“Include it on a visit to Belem's historic waterfront.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Belem has what downtown Lisbon lacks, a riverside walk without traffic. Although you will need to cross the train tracks, tram lines and a major road by one of the pedestrian bridges you can then stroll along the waterfront and take in this impressive monument, the Belem tower, the fort (now an army museum) and the memorial to lost combatants. There are clean public toilets beside the fort and the 50 cent charge goes to a charity for wounded soldiers. Re-cross the road to visit the monastery before enjoying a pastry and catching tram 15 back to central Lisbon.

Visited October 2013
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