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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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 303 1950
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Reviewed yesterday

Huge, impressive monument with sculptures on both sides. Paid the 5 Euros to go inside where there is a small museum and a viewing area with wide views of the surrounding area.

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From all the belvedere I have been to in Lisbon, it is by far the best one ! It is a shame that there is not that much information on the building itself displayed, or I might have missed it !

Thank Marco M
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't miss this beautiful Padrao dos Descobrimentos when at the sea in Lisbon. It's size is very impressive. I wouldn't waste me time in the queues especially in Summer!! Hundreds of people queuing in the blazing hot sun, step back walk around and enjoy...More

Thank pepper1111
Reviewed 5 days ago

This monument is dedicated to the explorers. It is very large and impressive. Make sure to take a look at both sides, and also the front, as all the sides are different. We did not pay to go inside. It didn't seem necessary. It's in...More

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice monument and one I remember from many decades ago. Celebrating the historical maritime legacy of Portugal. The queues are long during the summer and it is difficult to suggest a better way to get in, although some do suggest booking online. This may...More

Thank Grumpybrother
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not believe the size of this monument when we arrived, very difficult to convey the scale on a photograph. Well worth a visit!

Thank Stu G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument is located in a very beautiful touristic area of Lisbon. We visited in June with 5 friends and really enjoyed spending our day around this monument. We went up for a 5 euro charge per person to see some beautiful views of Lisbon...More

Thank payalnarang
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect setting and a most impressive sculpture ; the whole area was worth a visit and wish we could have stayed longer

Thank kirsten m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its amazing the amount of time and hardwork spent on what i call a 'chef d'oeuvre'. Its a must see attraction

Thank Cyrelle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This icon is on many travel books and is a popular tourist stop. Next to it is a LOVE art installation which seems just as popular for photos. It is great to take photos of each side since they are different. On the concrete area...More

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