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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  • From this point the Portuguese ships sailed southwest to discover Brazil in 1500. This is a very busy area with lots of visitors on shore. One can pay a small fee and go to the top of this monument... 
    From this point the Portuguese ships sailed southwest to discover Brazil in 1500. This is a very busy area with lots of visitors on shore. One can pay a small fee and go to the top of this monument...  more »
  • For a view over Belem the viewing from the top of this monument is the best. Access is by lift most of the way with just 43 stops to climb at the top. 
    For a view over Belem the viewing from the top of this monument is the best. Access is by lift most of the way with just 43 stops to climb at the top.  more »
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  • Amazing structure at ground level, and wonderful view from the top. I suggest buying Lisbon card if you plan to visit many sights of the city, in this way entrances to certain attractions are either free or with great discount. At ground level there is also the museum about the plans and expansion of Belem part of the town.
  • 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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