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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  • Must-see. If you have only one day in Lisbon this is the monument to visit. Climb the lookout tbm is part of the visit. A monument to the great Portuguese navigators as Vasco da Gama, Cabral and other ...
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  • Beautiful Monument near other monuments to nn losing. Great place to take some pictures. easily accessible by public transport
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  • Large impressive monument with wonderful sculptures on the outside, A lift is available to the top from where there are great views. The only other level normally accessible is the basement which hous...  more »
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  • Uma vista fantástica sobre Lisboa um ponto de passagem obrigatório (especialmente aos domingos ou feriados, pois a entrada é gratuita). Passem por lá ao por do sol e esperem pelas luzes da cidade. 😉 Amazing view of Lisbon, definitely a spot worth checking if you have limited time (Sundays and Holidays free entrance). My advice: Check it by sunset and wait for the city lights 😉
  • A nice monument to the explorers. Free with your Lisboa Card. The view from above is nice, you can see the map clearly, but there's always people standing on it. If you go early enough before the crowds you might be lucky to get a clean shot.
  • This is a great monument to some of Portugal's explorers - some of whom made the world a better place, and some, not so much. It's bigger than you would think, and we had a great time strolling along the bay at its base.
  • Beautiful statue...with amazing top view! The statue was built for paying tribute to Navigator Henry. If you have enough time, don't forget to visit the museum near here!
  • Great place to take the historically-inclined girlfriend on a Sunday afternoon. I didn't go to the top but I'm sure the view of the river and the city would be amazing.

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