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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida 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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Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in history this is a great spot to visit. Located close to Belem Tower and St Jeronimos monastery it is a short trip from downtown Lisbon. We had a car and included this with a visit to Sintra

1  Thank Mjurasek76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive Monument. Great location for pictures. We are glad that we went however, visit the Monastery and the Tower of Belem which are very near to make the trip worth it.

Thank SojurnSal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is not very old (build in 1960) but it is very spectacular. It commemorates the discoveries of all the exotic places under Portugese reign. If you pay 5€ you can visit the top deck and take some beautiful pictures. TIP: if you climb...More

1  Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monument, take some selfies and pictures and be on your way again. While I honestly was impressed, there is nothing more to see than this enormous statue. Do not spend money on going on top of the monument. To me the view was not...More

Thank Kristof V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to visit the Padrao dos Descobrimentos is an imposing and iconic monument located on the banks of the River Tagus in Lisbon

Thank Natasha20151710
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument highlights the outstanding people who have made Portugal great. Quite interesting. The museum inside is about 6 euros (when we went) but it explains the faces on the monuments or just google it...

Thank faith r
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great monument and well worth it to go by the river side to take a look - one of the nicest in Lisbon in my opinion.

1  Thank lyndaZimbabwe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sculpture and breathtaking views from it. Worth visiting if you are interested in the history and discovery of India by the Portuguese eg Vasco Da Gama and India.

Thank chris w
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Belem with its sites are must. This exploration monument is beautiful and right on the water.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only go there if you are visiting Belem tower and the monastery. It is just a walk by. Only good for photo shoit

Thank Barbara S
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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1 June 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
18 August 2016|
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Response from ranishi | Reviewed this property |
In mid June, the scaffolding was just going up.