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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

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Address: Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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+351 21 303 1950
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Erected in the honor of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator in 1960, this...

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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A monument that commemorates some of the history of Portugal. Beautiful sculptures on the River Tagus. An easy walk from the monastery.

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Oneonta, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Portugal's history & accomplishments are memorialized in this massive statue which acts as a special welcome to the Lisbon harbor.

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A testament to the maritime exploits of Portuguese travellers in the past.Beautiful views of the sea as a backdrop. Close to the Jeronimos monastery and also Belem tower.

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A monument that commemorates some of the history of Portugal. Beautiful sculptures on the River Tagus. An easy walk from the monastery.

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Lleida, Spain
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This monument it is nothing more than a picture in your album. It doesn't have anything special. You have to pay if you want to reach the top of it.

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This place is a great monument to the history of Portugal in terms of sea navigation and exploration. It's not really interactive so I recommend a quick walk by on the way to something else

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One of Lisbon most interesting monuments. In a walking distance from torre de belem, pasteis de belem and mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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Just a few miles south of Lisbon is Belem. This very large monument is amazing. It honors the historic explorers of the world - Da Gamma, Magellan and others. This is a must see monument.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day we visited, it seems most people opted for the view from the Tower of Belem, which is not nearly as good as the view from here and had a long line. I imagine it might be because of the combo ticket that is sold with the monastery (don't need to stand in the line if you have... More 

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Cool statue to look at. Wouldn't have gone out of my way for it, but it is within walking distance of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery (take the underground walking tunnel) so you may as well stop by! Local musicians were playing music around it and all were very talented.

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Worth a visit. Spend the money, 5 euro for an adult and take the lift to the top for great views over the water and Belem. Excellent monument to the brave explorers from Portugal

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Belem
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 delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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