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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  • I think it is best seen from the river while you are on a river cruise. It is amazing ,sculpture, always very busy , i just sat at a distance and examined every man and trade depicted on the statue 
    I think it is best seen from the river while you are on a river cruise. It is amazing ,sculpture, always very busy , i just sat at a distance and examined every man and trade depicted on the statue  more »
  • Next to Belem Tower, this impressive monument to the Portuguese Age of Discovery is definitely a "must see" when in Lisbon. The monument was constructed between November 1958 and January 1960 in... 
    Next to Belem Tower, this impressive monument to the Portuguese Age of Discovery is definitely a "must see" when in Lisbon. The monument was constructed between November 1958 and January 1960 in...  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. 🌞

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