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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  • This is a very impressive monument built in tribute of Portuguese explorers. You can see it in Belem or even better from a cruise on the river. You can also go inside and climb to the top, but I... 
    This is a very impressive monument built in tribute of Portuguese explorers. You can see it in Belem or even better from a cruise on the river. You can also go inside and climb to the top, but I...  more »
  • Right by the water and the hop off and on Yellow bus tour sits this lovely monument. All the boat trips will see the large white monument. You can have lunch at the local stores or even take their.....  more
    Right by the water and the hop off and on Yellow bus tour sits this lovely monument. All the boat trips will see the large white monument. You can have lunch at the local stores or even take their.....  more »
  • Located in Belem you simply can’t miss this stunning monument on the banks of the River Tagus. It dominates the area, you can’t not be amazed at the sculptures. Just before it is an amazing map of... 
    Located in Belem you simply can’t miss this stunning monument on the banks of the River Tagus. It dominates the area, you can’t not be amazed at the sculptures. Just before it is an amazing map of...  more »
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  • Very cool looking monument that you have to check out. The size alone is crazy and up close it’s even crazier. I didn’t go inside due to lack of time but it might be worth checking out. Definitely visit the outside though
  • 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.
  • Awesome place to visit. Near to seaside that gives extra bonus to this monument. Ample of restaurants nearby. Easy to reach by public transport. you can enjoy Wonderful view and nearby attractions as well.
  • Very interesting place. There is an entrance to the top of the monument. As of May 2022, the ticket is six euros. I recommend going to the top. The view from there is incredible. You can see the bridge on one side, and another side is the tower and palace across the road.

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