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Padrao dos Descobrimentos (The Discovery Monument)

altThis amazing monument was officially inaugurated in 1960, marking 500 years after the death of Henry the Navigator’s death. Standing at 52m high and carved out of limestone, this statue pays tribute to all the famous people  within Portugal’s Age of Discovery: Henry stands at the prow followed by Vasco da Gama, Diogo Cao and over thirty over great explorers. The mosaic in front of the monument is a chart of all the routes the explorers took. To get to the top you can take a lift or, if you’re feeling fit, climb the 267 steps to get 360 degree views of the river.

Tel:
+213 031 950
Address: Av de Brasilia
Opening Times: 10am-7pm May – Sept, 10am-6pm Oct-Apr, closed 1st of January, 1st of May and December 25th.
Admission Prices: adult/children 7-18yrs €2.50/1.50 (30% off for all Lisboa Card holders)



 



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