The Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries is a tribute to the Portuguese Age of Discovery that peaked during the 15th-16th centuries

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Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries is a tribute to the Portuguese Age of Discovery that peaked during the 15th-16th centuries.

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries is a tribute to the Portuguese Age of Discovery that peaked during the 15th-16th centuries. Located on the north bank of the Tagus River from where ships departed for trade and exploration across the seas, the magnificent monument also commemorated the 500th death anniversary Prince Henry the Navigator who patronized exploration.

The 52 metre high monument depicts the prow and sails of a caravel, on which are 33 eminent figures representing monarchs, explorers, cartographers, artists, scientists and missionaries from the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Led by Prince Henry, the crew includes Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Bartolomeu Dias, Saint Francis Xavier, and Pedro Alvares Cabral. The vertical mast-like slab has 2 Portuguese coats of arms on each side, with 5 shields surrounded by 12 castles. The pavement at the foot of the monument has a marble mosaic of a wind rose that charts the dates and locations of important Portuguese explorations and discoveries of new lands.

The interiors present temporary exhibitions, and a film about Lisbon. There is an elevator to the top that offers great views over Belem, the city, and the river.


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About Monument to the Discoveries

 Avenida Brasília, Lisbon, Portugal

 +351 213 031 950

 www.padraodosdescobrimentos.egeac.pt

Monument to the Discoveries and Nearby Sights on Map

Museu da Marinha

One of the most important in Europe, evoking Portugal's domination of the seas

Jeronimos Monastery

The 16th century Jerónimos Monastery stands at the entrance to the Lisbon harbour as a testament to Portugal's Golden Age of Exploration

Museu Colecção Berardo

The permanent collection of the museum consist of the Berardo Collection, which is made up of modern en contemporary art, with major art movements like abstract expressionism, Abstraction-Création, action painting, body Art, constructivism, cubism, De Stijl, digital art, experimental art, geometric abstraction, kinetic art, minimal art, neo-expressionism, neo-plasticism, neo-Realism, op art, photography, photorealism, pop art, realism, suprematism, surrealism

Statue to Afonso de Albuquerque

In front of the former Royal Palace of Belém, now the Presidential Palace, there is a massive statue looking out to sea, representing Afonso de Albuquerque, second ruler of Portuguese India in the early 16th century

Museu dos Coches

Housed in the former riding school of the palace, don't miss the world's largest collection of coaches and royal vehicles

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Belem Tower

The Belém Tower, also known as the Tower of St Vincent to honor Lisbon's patron saint, is a fortified tower that guards the entrance to the Lisbon Harbour

Ajuda Botanical Gardens

The botanical garden of Ajuda is one of the oldest gardens in Europe and is considered the first in Portugal

25 de Abril Bridge

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Cristo Rei

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