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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia | Belem, 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia | Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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This monument celebrates the Age of Discoveries in the 15th-16th century when Portugal was a world leader in sailing and discovering the world. It is an interesting piece of Art with the statues along the ramp being figures from Portuguese history. At the base there...More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This monument is impressive to see, photograph and to learn it’s significance. Suggest you hire a guide to appreciate the content of the monument. Who they represent, what they contributed, what they discovered, what influence they had on the maritime nation.

Thank Verdi A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this monument to be a fitting tribute to Portugal's explorers. From a distance it doesn't look too big but up close it is impressive. If you spend anytime in this country you will soon find out how much pride they take in these...More

Thank Chip1701
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Queued to get in & walked up the 7 flights of stairs. There is a lift. Definitely worth going up for the view of Belem.

Thank Deborah N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From Belem Tower you can walk along the sea front to this monument. Again you can go to the top for great views. But a great photo opportunity. Looks amazing close up and in the sun.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked along the river bank after finding Belem Tower closed for the day. We were delighted to find the monument open and only a 10 minute queue to get in. The lift takes you nearly to the top with a short flight of stairs to...More

Thank woodanthings
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This monument is nice if part of a walk along the riverbank. Don’t go there just for a monument but if you walk from the Belém tower to the bridge, you will find a great mix of sightseeing monument, marinas , bridge, park and sailboats.

Thank moufoudou
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came there after torre do belem, there was no line so we went up tp the observatlry. Very reccomended, great view and low price + students discounts.

Thank Micky R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The lineups to get into the monument are generally quite modest - no more than 15 minutes - and the view from up top (take the elevator or walk up the 267 steps!) is fabulous. You get a great perspective on the Jerónimos Monastery and...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a walking distance to the Belem tower, this monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries. It was conceived in 1939.

Thank Amirafshar M
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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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tripad_n
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Jorge S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a padlock structure, not a bridge, near the monument.
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Nats123a
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Donat V | 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
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sophistihippie
August 17, 2016|
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Response from ranishi | Reviewed this property |
In mid June, the scaffolding was just going up.
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