Monument to the Discoveries - Lisbon

Monument to the Discoveries - 

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

 

The Monument of the Discoveries in Lisbon is one of the postcards of Lisbon, located on the banks of the Tagus River and a must-see place. The monument is a symbol of the glorious past that the country had in the time of the great navigations, being a great homage to the Portuguese navigators and that portrays some of the motivators, poets, navigators and other personages that were part of this important history. The Monument of the Discoveries was erected in 1960, in the district of Belém, in Lisbon. The monument was designed by the Portuguese architect Cottinelli Telmo to immortalize Infante Dom Henrique and his collaborators and followers in the plan to explore overseas. 

At 56 meters high, the Monument of the Discoveries depicts various historical figures, such as the Infante Dom Henrique, Bartolomeu Dias, Fernão de Magalhães, Vasco da Gama, Lís de Camões, Queen Filipa de Lencastre, Gil Eanes, King Afonso V of Portugal, Pedro Álvares Cabral and many others that are part of world history. In all there are 32 statues that honor and allude to the pioneers and participants of these episodes, as writers, painters and missionaries. The cool thing is that you can climb to the top of the monument and have an incredible view of Lisbon, the Tagus, the Tower of Belem in Lisbon, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Palace of Belém and many other tourist attractions in the region. Next to the monument, there is a large rose-window, decorated with marbles of various colours, on the floor. At the end of the afternoon, the whole region becomes even more special and beautiful, with the sun setting in front of all these monuments.

 

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Entrance Fee - Adult 6€

Food - Near By

Shop - Yes

Tram - 15

Train - Belem

Street Parking - Yes Little

Car Park - Near By Paid

Closed on Holidays

Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa

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