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Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar

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Address: Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 346 8245
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Simple modern monument

This monument was erected for the soldiers that lost their lives during the 1964-1971 conflict in Africa. It is a solemn place and wall behind the monument has the names of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice place to be, nice monument to see. Combination of water and stone is really cool. Still, if you don't have time to see it, you will not loose anything if you skip it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This monument was erected for the soldiers that lost their lives during the 1964-1971 conflict in Africa. It is a solemn place and wall behind the monument has the names of the Fallen solders listed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a simple but very effective memorial next to the Belem Tower. It is a remembrance of those who lost their life's in the colonial wars. The names of each who lost their lives is on the walls. Make sure you go into the chapel in the middle and go into the inner chapel where you hear the names... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

located at the Bom Sucesso Fort along the bike trail on the North shore of the Tagus River. A unique structure and memorial honoring those Portuguese solders who died during combat operations when fighting in Northern Africa between 1964 and 1971. There are two guard houses where they stand watch and change out periodically.

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Casteljaloux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Like other comments , very sad in parts , if in the area it is Worth a visit , however it is not as good as some others in the area The trenches mock up is very moving

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Lisbon,Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

In the Belem area, near Torre de Belem you can find this monument that is a tribute to the soldiers that died in war of Ultramar. The monument is simple but with interesting architecture.It's a fine tribute. There is an eternal flame and a list of personnel who lost their lives behind it. Please respect the atmosphere of it.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This monument is located next to the museum do Combatente and is garded by two soldiers. The monument is modern and the wall with all the names are very impressive and reminds us that there are never winners in a time of war! If you are lucky you can see the change of the gards

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Central Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I did not go in the adjoining museum, but I spent some quiet time at this monument memorializing fallen soldiers. It is simple but powerful with its reflecting pool, triangular monument, eternal flame, and walls with the names of these brave soldiers. While I claim no connection to any name listed, it's hard to ignore the feelings generated by knowing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this while visiting Torre de Belem, glad I did. Very striking memorial dedicated to soldiers who died during the overseas war of 1961 to 1974, well worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Really detailed museum with a range of exhibits on a wide range of military and colonial periods in Portugal's history. Most exhibits were excellent, however signs in English were a bit hit and miss. There are also some exhibits that just seem like a bold concept badly and indifferently executed (WW1 Trenches exhibit). If you're in the area, worth a... More 

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