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Monument to the Discoveries

Monument to the Discoveries

One of the most famous sights in Lisbon is the imposing Padr??o dos Descobrimentos, situated on the riverbank in the Avenida de Brasilia in the district of Belem and designed to commemorate the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Belem, where the Tagus meets the sea, is the point from which the maritime explorers of yore set forth in their sailing ships to discover the world. The monument was unveiled in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1460, the monarch who was largely responsible for Portugal's role in world exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. The massive monument takes the form of a caravel with Prince Henry at the prow, backed by images of renowned mariners, royal patrons and others who participated in the golden age of discovery.


Telephone: 21 303 1950
Transportation: Bus 27, 28, 43 or 49
Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 6pm.

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