We visited here as part of a tour. The detail on the statue wS amazing including the most important discoverers. It is very impressive and a nice tribute to them. Read up about it before you go so you know what you are looking at
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A stunning piece of architecture. It can be seen from most locations along the river Tagus. In the late afternoon sun it takes on a rosy hue.
One of the best monuments I have ever seen. It is huge with the statues larger than life and commorating such historic exploration and discoveries. It is a memorial to Prince Henry the Navigator who initiated such expeditions as Diaz and Vancouver da Gama, opening...More
A lovely piece of sculpture reminding us, as if we needed it, of Portugal's significant maritime heritage. Great photo opportunity.
We say this monument as we sailed into the port of Lisbon, but then went back out to visit up close. It was a short drive - via Uber - from the old town and worth seeing. It is also very close to the monastery...More
The view at the top is worth the price. It wasn't crowded when we went up..but the top is an open viewing deck that is surrounded by chest high concrete. For 6' tall guys the view is great. For my wife she had to get...More
What I love about Lisbon is not this monument. Truthfully, I only stopped by because I was already in Belem and had just walked from the Torre and this monument was on the walk back to town. The style makes me hear the word "camarada"...More
It must have taken courage to impose a vast modern monument in 1950 on an area as historical as Belem! However, this huge white waterfront edifice provides a dramatic and dignified landmark It was built in 1950 to mark the 500th anniversary of the death...More