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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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“belem tower” (152 reviews)
“world map” (46 reviews)
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Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an impressive monument and definitely worth a look if you are in Lisbon. It celebrates the Age of Discovery and the many Portaguese sailors and their accomplishments. You can go all the way to the top and have some amazing views of Belem.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reasonably priced and a great view of the river, bridge, Belem Tower and surrounding area. We didn't have to queue for very long and children under 12 (I think) go free.

Thank wenders15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have the time, I highly recommend this place. The view from here is amazing. The line was long but we didn't wait too long to enter.

Thank Ana N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Am umbrella is a must, if you are visiting this place. Enjoy the freshness of the fountain and the local places to eat.

Thank Kalina T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place. Near bus stop. Military museum with wonderful other sites. Enjoy a cold beer with burgers

1  Thank Elie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive structure as it is beautiful. Its significance for Portugal past history is also to be considered. They made it a worthwhile place to visit. It was very crowded from tourists from everywhere but you could still appreciate the place. It was...More

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The monument itself is striking on a vaguely North Korean way (it is remarkably similar to two in Pyongyang). It looks particularly good from the river. Inside there is a timed lengthy documentary and a downstairs exhibition space which had a brilliant exhibition on racism...More

Thank LondonBeagle
Reviewed 5 days ago

This monument to discoverers is a wonderful piece of sculpture. In front of the sculpture is a map of the world set into the pavement showing the various discovery voyages undertaken by Portuguese navigators. Well worth the visit.

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a modern monument located near the Belem Tower. Of course, it has nothing to do with Belem Tower and the Monastery, yet it is powerful and worth to be seen. It brings you back to the Colonial Era. Impressive also the map with...More

Thank Janemanina
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Belem has many things to see and can all be done in a few hours. This is an impressive monument and with its surrounding views is well worth a visit.

Thank Christo E
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
17 August 2016|
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Response from ranishi | Reviewed this property |
In mid June, the scaffolding was just going up.