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Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos
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The Monument to Discoveries by the sculptor, Leopoldo de Almeida, was erected in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator. It represents the prow of a ship with the prince pointing the way to a large group of Portuguese heroes, including King Manuel carrying an armillary sphere and Camões holding verses from the Lusiades. From the top of the 52m monument is a panoramic view over the Tagus, the Belém district and, at a closer range, the mosaic at the foot of the monument.

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Opening hours :

  • May-Sep: 10am-7pm; Oct-Apr: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (last admission 30min before closing) - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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