Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Lisbon, Portugal

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) is located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient. The monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries.

In 1958 the Ministry of Public Works, the Overseas Provinces and the Câmara Municipal of Lisbon, promoted the intent to construct a permanent Monument to the Discoveries. Between November 1958 and January 1960, the new monument was constructed in cement and rose-tinted stone, and the statues sculpted from limestone excavated from the region of Sintra.

Inaugurated on 9 August 1960, it was one of several projects nationwide that were intended to mark the Comemorações Henriquinas (the celebrations marking the anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator).



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Founded: 1958-1960
Category: Statues in Portugal


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Bea Leona Lüers (2 years ago)
We was just for one night in Lisbon. So we decided to go on the next morning to the attraction around us. I had a Portuguese Person with me so was really beautiful the explanation he did to me. I’m quite impressed of this amazing stonework. On the floor and the statue. This Place on the Port was really nice and worth to see. ?
Miassar Miski (3 years ago)
This monument is located on the northern waterfront of Tagus River. It was inaugurated in 1960, and was dedicated to the age of discoveries in the heydays of the Portuguese Empire. Belem Tower is nearby (12 minutes walking), so is MAAT, the Architecture Museum (20 minutes walking) The waterfront itself is a perfect area for walking or having a drink at the many cafes that are located along it.
Lalit Sharma (3 years ago)
Awesome place to visit. Near to seaside that gives extra bonus to this monument. Ample of restaurants nearby. Easy to reach by public transport. you can enjoy Wonderful view and nearby attractions as well.
Cindy Blue (3 years ago)
An amazing sculpture! We first enjoyed it from a sailboat, then on land. The ground map on land nearby is a beautiful and informative work of art as well.
Carolina C. (3 years ago)
Highly recommended! Very beautiful area, so glad I was able to see it in person. You can go to the top and have amazing views of the city and the river. Worth the visit!
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