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Afonso de Albuquerque Square

Rua Belem, Belem, Portugal
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This dramatic statue commemorates the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice, pleasant and peaceful area. We walked through here with the Sandeman's Belem tour and were able to hear about the Afonso statue in detail as well as the history involved which also made the area much more interesting to us.

Thank Monica Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive statue in front of the presidents palace. Set in a very nice garden and right next to coach museum. The first sight you see when alighting the train in Belem.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The square in front of the Belem Palace (today the presidential residence) is named after Alfonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese naval commander and statesman whose bronze statue stands at the top of the beautiful Neo-Manueline style monument.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A pleasant park dedicated to Afonso de Alberqueque. His statue dominates the park although there is nothing to say that the monument is him. Shame, because most tourists think that it another Vasco da Gama statue.

Thank GoonerGav
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There enough there to walk around and look - and we had thought about coming back for a lunch break but found the Tropical gardens near by. Its clean and nicely kept, and enough benches around.

Thank The-Darkling-LND
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The monument looks great in the garden but the grass and flowers in the garden needs special attention. Overall it's not as great as some other parks in other countries.

Thank weeezoo
Reviewed 30 July 2016

When roaming around in Belém, just take some extra time to spend in the parks around the monastery towards the coaches museum.

Thank Alf_Lundsten
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There are several public parks and gardens between Rua de Belem and Avenida da India in Belem, including the section known as Praca Afonso de Albuquerqua located directly in front of the Belem Palace. The square is centred by a attractive monument to Alfonso de...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This area is called in honor of the portugese viceroy of India who died 1515 at sea;Afonso de Albuquerque. I liked the view towards the presidential palace.This small public garden feels charming and old fashioned and it is a nice place to rest after the...More

Thank bas k
Reviewed 29 January 2016

nice landmark for group tours to meet up after an afternoon of exploring Lisbon. A lot in the area as well to get a drink, sit, and people watch.

Thank Ebby A
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