Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

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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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  • Not only a monument to Portugese explorers with a stunning view of the coastline but the exhibition 'Shadows of the Empire' in the basement offers a great insight how Portugal came to terms with its.....  more
    Not only a monument to Portugese explorers with a stunning view of the coastline but the exhibition 'Shadows of the Empire' in the basement offers a great insight how Portugal came to terms with its.....  more »
  • We were in Belem on a lovely sunny day late April. I always thought that this monument looked amazing in pictures I'd seen so definitely wanted to have a look. I wasn't disappointed. It is very well.....  more
    We were in Belem on a lovely sunny day late April. I always thought that this monument looked amazing in pictures I'd seen so definitely wanted to have a look. I wasn't disappointed. It is very well.....  more »
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  • We was just for one night in Lisbon. So we decided to go on the next morning to the attraction around us. I had a Portuguese Person with me so was really beautiful the explanation he did to me. I’m quite impressed of this amazing stonework. On the floor and the statue. This Place on the Port was really nice and worth to see. 🌞
  • Very cool monument on the waterfront. Worth visiting and taking a stroll along the promenade. Monument is very impressive up close. 6 euro to go inside and up to the top. I didn't pay as I don't think this price is worth it. Maybe there is a lot to see inside, not sure.

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