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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“belem tower” (205 reviews)
“world map” (70 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 133 reviews
"belem tower"
in 205 reviews
"world map"
in 70 reviews
"portuguese explorers"
in 69 reviews
"prince henry the navigator"
in 24 reviews
"tagus river"
in 102 reviews
"both sides"
in 37 reviews
"dos descobrimentos"
in 24 reviews
"jeronimos monastery"
in 63 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 30 reviews
"vasco da gama"
in 47 reviews
"april bridge"
in 29 reviews
"sunny day"
in 31 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 66 reviews
"discoveries"
in 180 reviews
"figures"
in 98 reviews
"compass"
in 47 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This huge stone monument in Belem, situated on the banks of the Tagus River, was on our to do list of places to visit in Lisbon. What we hadn't known was that the monument had access to the top, via a lift to the 6th...More

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just went for a walk on our first day in Lisbon and found this place by accident. We were so happy! The view of the gardens below and the beautiful walk down the side of the park was a a lot of fun. The...More

Thank Regina S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day out here such a lovely upmarket area of Lisbon. Lots of nice sitting areas and eating places.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This one is truly a marvel. Not only does it symbolize the entire history of Portugal, if you have or had any connection to the sea whatsoever, you will find this landmark an epitome of bravery and determination. Must-see.

Thank Kaya Ç
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stands as a testament to Portugals impressive history, who knew they were once such a power nation, not me that's for sure. We got the lift to the top, you can take the stairs, but it's a long way up. The views from the top...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I arranged a day trip from the Algarve to Lisbon, and on the way our tour guide stopped and many monuments. The weather wasn’t great but we didn’t mind as Portugal is still beautiful with grey skies and some glitter of rain – Plus we’re...More

Thank TravelWithRosy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A truly impressive monument. Didn’t pay to enter, but I imagine the view would be excellent. Worth a visit.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Opens at 10am. The outer stone work is massive. Look at the map on the ground outside . We were there early and did not wait or the opening. Pleased did not go into tower as the citadel view has to be the best for...More

Thank goldsb
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Being in Lisbon and not visiting this space is almost like ... not coming to Lisbon. One of the most emblematic places of the city (and Portugal).

Thank Dinis68
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must see while in Lisbon, this Monument pays homage to the great contributors to Portuguese society. A massive structure with super detailed figures it’s not to be missed.

Thank BigDawg1975
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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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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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