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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Av. Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Av. Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Reviewed yesterday

We say this monument as we sailed into the port of Lisbon, but then went back out to visit up close. It was a short drive - via Uber - from the old town and worth seeing. It is also very close to the monastery...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed yesterday

The view at the top is worth the price. It wasn't crowded when we went up..but the top is an open viewing deck that is surrounded by chest high concrete. For 6' tall guys the view is great. For my wife she had to get...More

Thank capTNcg
Reviewed 3 days ago

What I love about Lisbon is not this monument. Truthfully, I only stopped by because I was already in Belem and had just walked from the Torre and this monument was on the walk back to town. The style makes me hear the word "camarada"...More

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 3 days ago

It must have taken courage to impose a vast modern monument in 1950 on an area as historical as Belem! However, this huge white waterfront edifice provides a dramatic and dignified landmark It was built in 1950 to mark the 500th anniversary of the death...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

for see this you first have a walk on the coast. it s a unique wiew and i think is very very reprezentative for lisabon

Thank Doina M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a nice looking building and I went up in the lift o ale in the view from the top. It was good but not WOW! Go if you're in the area!

Thank RachelDoyle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice view, i think it's one of the Lisbon's land marks, gorgeous view to take lots of photos, just need 10 minutes for it

Thank Ro G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a colossal peice of art. Beautifully sculpted, impressive, monumental, great figures. Put into perspective with a map of the world set into the piazza showing the dates of Portuguese navigation around the world. Impressive.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really needs a guide with you or a guidebook that details who all the people are on this monument and the part they played in making Portugal as great as it was The original one was wood and fell apart so thus one was built...More

Thank DeniseLock
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no doubt that there are many sights to be seen here in Lisbon but there can be no more an impressive sight than that of the monument to Henry the Navigator. Here is a a striking monument Not only to Henry, but to...More

Thank morgana1625
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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June 1, 2017|
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Response from ProandCon | Reviewed this property |
Hope it's open, last 2 weeks of April it was closed. Normally it should be open again. But if you really want a nice view over the river and Lisbon: I suggest the monument Christo Rei (at the other side of the river). After... More
August 17, 2016|
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Response from ranishi | Reviewed this property |
In mid June, the scaffolding was just going up.