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Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia | Belem, 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” (179 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia | Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of those tick box type of tourist attractions. Can be very windy and crowded. Lack of educational information.

Thank Jingwen Z
Reviewed yesterday

Located in the city of Belem a 20 minutes ride from Lisbon. A great place to spend a day visiting their great museums and botanical gardens

Thank Norberto T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right off the western coast of Lisbon, this is definitely the most interesting mad-made structure in Lisbon. It is a very big block on which the most prominent historical figures of Portugal have been engraved and standing on the top is Vasco de Gama. You...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located directly opposite the monastery and right on the river, this is a beautiful site to see. With gorgeous views, it is worth walking over to.

Thank werhappy2travel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this pretty impressive! The detail was amazing! Plus educational, you can see the places that the Portugal explorers went and the date on a map on the ground in front of the monument. Great place for pictures!

Thank rlmccormick97
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an impressive monument with stone sculptures on it. You have to view from all sides in order to get the full view of this fantastic landmark. Although the monument is made in 20th century, it has marked the exploration age and historical facts...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see when in Belem. The massive and lifelike statues are spectacular! Make sure to look at both sides in order to get the full impact.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 4 days ago

15E tram from the square will get you here and it is worth the journey. This is a great monument with fantastic stone sculptures and needs to be viewed from many angles. Carving is incredibly life like. We did not feel a need to pay...More

Thank Pete_Gill_W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if it`s a 20th century monument, it gives you the feeling of Middle Ages. Interesting symbolical sculptures.

Thank Emanuel S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would suggest you visit this attraction as part of a lovely afternoon visiting the other sites in this part of Lisbon. It is stunning to look at and of course there are plenty of tourists with the thought so beware the selfie sticks. We...More

Thank Quiller67
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 Donat V | 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.