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“Great place for an evening walk”

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour
Ranked #36 of 426 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.
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Great place for an evening walk”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

This monument in itself is a place where you just want to take several pictures and you are done. However, as this monument is only a 10 minute walk to the Tower of Belem it is a great place to go for a evening walk right by the river and see two things at once ;)

Visited August 2013
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This large monument is very impressive and one of the reasons why i chose to go to Lisbon. It is very large in size and his a history of Portuguese naval history. I believe you can go to the top which gives a great view of discovery map below. I did not go inside and head to the top as I was pretty beat. It was interesting to see from the air as my flight went right over it and when I finally saw it in person I had no idea to the scale of the monument. Although now I wish i had gone to the top and gotten some photos of the map below..

Visited May 2013
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“A must see in Belem”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was my no 2 reason for visiting Belem, (closely followed by the Portugese Tarts). It shows how all those years ago the Portugese were kings of navigation. It is an awesome monument, right on the water. Not garish & tastefully done.

Visited August 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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“A must see when you are in the area.”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Right across the way from the Jeronimos monastery is this sculpture to the Portuguese navigators, and the kings and patrons that sent them to discover the world. It is of interest to take a look and the huge terrazo map of the world before it that details the time and place of each navigators trips. It is good to have a guide so you will know which fascist style monumental sculpture of which person is whom.

Visited July 2013
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“A monument. That's it”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

You can watch it from the outside if you take a tourist bus and they will tell you the story about. But is not a big deal to be honest.

Visited October 2012
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