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Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar

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A visually striking monument that honours Portuguese soldiers that died fighting overseas during... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chelsea B
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Memorial Monument

Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar next to Belem Tower is erected to memorise the Portuguese who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
YTCHENG
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Hong Kong, China
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Monument to Combatants who died in mission in Overseas War..about 10.000 names engraved in the stones; also see the Chapel and Memorial do the Portuguese Soldier who died fighting for Portugal and at right the names of Combatants who died in Peace...more
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Avenida Brasilia - no Forte do Bom Sucesso | next to Belém Tower, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visually striking monument that honours Portuguese soldiers that died fighting overseas during 1960s- 1970s. We found this area almost empty and therefore very serene.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar next to Belem Tower is erected to memorise the Portuguese who sacrificed in the wars. Recommend others to come and visit this memorial monument which is free.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 28 May 2018

More striking than beautiful for my taste, and the little knocked-up cabins the soldiers stand to attention in, while appropriate, kind of get in the way of the aesthetics.

Thank phutty
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This monument to honour the fallen is very impressive and minutes walk from Belem Tower. Guarded by 2 guards it’s well worth a visit and the museum is adjacent.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a poignant memorial to the Portuguese who have made the ultimate sacrifice in combat, to view the memorial is free, IaAlso recommend spending a small amount to enter the adjacent museum.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Nice monument to see. Nice little museam next to it too which is worth a visit, deffiently something to do while there

Thank laurarose1001
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a striking and somber memorial located on Belém's waterfront. It is poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who serve in the military. It is well worth strolling through in quiet contemplation of Portugal's casualties of its Overseas War.

Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Some reviews have conflated two very distinct ‘attractions’ if you will. The Monument/War Memorial is very near the Military Museum (housed in Forte de Bon Sucesso) but the two stand apart. The War Memorial is visually striking, and a place for quiet contemplation about the...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Incredible monument with a great memorial chapel area to all fallen soldiers respecting all religions. Such a rare peaceful respect to all people following all religions.

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We happened upon this war memorial by chance, having come to Belem to see the Torre and Monument. This is an extremely elegant, almost simple, memorial; just placed alongside the path and completely open to all. A gentle wall curves around a shallow pool, from...More

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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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