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Celebrate Portugal's rich history of exploration at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, which was built to commemorate Prince Henry the Navigator and the Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Architect José Angelo Cottinelli Telmo and sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida created the original statue for the 1940 Portuguese World Fair. It was later destroyed but then rebuilt in 1958 by the government. Note the monument's square with its marble compass rose, which was a gift from South Africa. For Padrao dos Descobrimentos and beyond, use our Lisbon trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Lisbon vacation.
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Tours to Padrao dos Descobrimentos
$43 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Three Routes Including Tram
Duration: 2 hours
$46 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon Sunset Sensations Sailing Tour with white or rosé wine & snacks
Duration: 2 hours
$48 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lisbon All-in-One Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tour with River Cruise
Duration: 2 hours
Padrao dos Descobrimentos reviews
We thought the sheer size of these sculptures which are wrapped around the base was very impressive. It’s is very new looking and you can go to the top. more »
This review is related to going inside the building. I did not know it was possible but due to the reopening of the museums, the entrance was free so I thought why not. The waiting line was long and..... more »
A monument dedicated to the Portuguese explorers, built at the point from where the ships sailed to explore India and set up trading routes. It remembers and pays homage to Age of Discovery. Really impressive and thought off concept with monument shaped as sailing ship itself.. You will be sound the area if you are exploring Belem. Check this one out, if nothing else it gives good offers good views of the bridge.
Visit this place on a good afternoon, right before the Sun Set, and everything turns golden. Oh. That is when you are up on top of the monument. I strongly insist everyone goes up to this place to see Lisbon from totally different angle. This is different from the Castle, and, you will see the striking modern Lisbon, in the center of the City. expect Vertigo if you dare to look down the plaza to see the grand circle pattern. One of the memorable moments of Lisbon for us.
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