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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“belem tower” (200 reviews)
“world map” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia | Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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"impressive monument"
in 136 reviews
"belem tower"
in 200 reviews
"world map"
in 69 reviews
"portuguese explorers"
in 70 reviews
"prince henry the navigator"
in 24 reviews
"tagus river"
in 103 reviews
"both sides"
in 38 reviews
"dos descobrimentos"
in 24 reviews
"jeronimos monastery"
in 63 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 30 reviews
"vasco da gama"
in 48 reviews
"april bridge"
in 30 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 68 reviews
"sunny day"
in 31 reviews
"discoveries"
in 178 reviews
"figures"
in 99 reviews
"lift"
in 176 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

nice and detail from that big concrete monument are so cool take some times to see all the character there that will give you the feeling you are with them

Thank tylkopolska
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monument itself is quite imposing and taking the time to look it the many details is time well spent. Directly facing the waters of the greater Lisbon area, it Is almost begging for a multitude of photos to be taken.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this monument in 2013 and it had mold all over. Now it’s clean and it looks amazing. Facing the ocean you can imagine what these people did to explore and colonize the countries they did. The view from there is amazing as well....More

Thank Lenabogaard
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The monument is exactly what you see. It's quite the masterpiece. Completely made of stone. Great picture moments.

Thank tony772014
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful and impressive. Stunning views. I didn't end up going to the top but my Portuguese friend said that it is a must for next time!

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the whole city opening from the viwing spot, would definitely recommend buying a ticket and getting up the monument. There is a student discount.

Thank Oleksiiom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A really impressive monument to the golden age of Portuguese exploration. Pretty busy so hard to get nice pictures of it, but combined with the park behind it it's a great place to sit and relax and look across the river at what's passing.

Thank Allan M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The monument is a work of art and so big. What I didn't know until I got there was you can go up on to the top of it. There is a choice of stairs or a lift. There are 276 steps so we went...More

Thank Claire F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful historical monument to recognize the Portuguese explorers. Worth the visit outdoors to admire the details carved into the stone. Great place to spend some time by the river on a nice day.

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sculpture and informative exhibit. Great views of Belém and ajuda at the top and looking over the river.

Thank Chris S
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tripad_n
23 January 2018|
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Response from Jorge S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a padlock structure, not a bridge, near the monument.
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Nats123a
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
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sophistihippie
18 August 2016|
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Response from ranishi | Reviewed this property |
In mid June, the scaffolding was just going up.
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