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  • Address: Avenida Brasília, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
  • Hours: Daily 10am-7pm
  • Admission: General Admission €3, Seniors, Students and Youth €2

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Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Monument) Tours

Along the northern bank of the Tagus River lies this large stone monument celebrating Portugal’s Age of Discovery and sitting on the location that ships bound for Asia used to depart from in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was constructed for the Portuguese World Fair in 1940, inaugurated in 1960 upon the anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death, and has been a Cultural Center of Discovery since 1985. The monument depicts 33 sculpted historical figures including explorers, monarchs, artists and missionaries, all led by Henry the Navigator at the front. The figures are spread along both sides of a ship, intentionally looking forward and facing the sea. 

Outside of viewing the monument itself, there is a large marble wind rose embedded in the pavement containing a world map that illustrates the locations of Portugal’s various explorations. There is also a museum with exhibition rooms in the monument, with panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from its rooftop.

Practical Info

The Discoveries Monument is located in Belem on the Avenida de Brasilia. It is open from 10 am to 7 pm daily, though hours change during the winter season. To get there, take the train to Bethlehem station or the tram to Career 15. General admission tickets cost €3, while those for students, youth and seniors cost €2.

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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour, Lisbon, null
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour

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Spend the day exploring the best of Lisbon and nearby Arrábida on this full-day tour. Visit historic Belém, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.53
River Tagus Sunset Cruise in Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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River Tagus Sunset Cruise in Lisbon

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The sunset cruise lasts for 2 hours and starts at the Cais do Sodré river station. During this shared cruise, you have the opportunity to see wonderful ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.63
Historical Boat Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Sunset Cruises
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Historical Boat Tour from Lisbon

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An historical two hours Lisbon boat tour, on a classic wooden yacht. Join a group of up to 18 guests, on a large boat, and relax, listening to a live ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.52
Full Day Small-Group Lisbon Tour With Local Guide, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
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Full Day Small-Group Lisbon Tour With Local Guide

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Immerse yourself in Lisbon’s heritage during this 7-hour tour. Explore Lisbon’s oldest quarter, Alfama, and learn the history behind the famous monuments and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.41
Lisbon Full-Day City Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
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Lisbon Full-Day City Tour

Enjoy the best tour of Lisbon on this tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and monuments and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.10
Lisbon Half-Day City Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
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Lisbon Half-Day City Tour

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Embark on this half-day city tour of Lisbon with a guide. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and monuments and allows you to sight-see at ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.47
Full-Day Private Tour of Lisbon and Sintra, Lisbon, City Tours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Lisbon and Sintra

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See the main sights of Lisbon and Sintra in one full day on this private sightseeing tour. This tour is ideal for people who don’t have much time to spend in ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.56
4-Hour Private Lisbon Highlights Tour, Lisbon, Cultural Tours
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4-Hour Private Lisbon Highlights Tour

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Visit the highlights of Lisbon on this private, half-day tour. Fully customizable for your party, see the sights that best fit your interests. Stop at the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.28
Belém District and the Salazar Dictatorship Legacy - Private Walking Tour, Lisbon, Cultural Tours
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Belém District and the Salazar Dictatorship Legacy - Private Walking Tour

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Discover one of the most majestic and popular areas of Lisbon during this 3-hour private walking tour of Belém. This is the place where the famous world ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.79
Private 4-Hour Tour of Lisbon's Best Sites, Lisbon, Walking Tours
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Private 4-Hour Tour of Lisbon's Best Sites

Enjoy a private 4-hour adventure through the heart of Lisbon. Uncover its architectural secrets, marvel at its grand monuments built for its Golden Age ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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