You have 1 trip in progress.   See all
Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Central Portugal  /  Lisbon District  /  Lisbon  /  Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

4.3
#11 of 1,265 in Things to do in Lisbon
Monument · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Celebrate Portugal's rich history of exploration at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, which was built to commemorate Prince Henry the Navigator and the Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Architect José Angelo Cottinelli Telmo and sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida created the original statue for the 1940 Portuguese World Fair. It was later destroyed but then rebuilt in 1958 by the government. Note the monument's square with its marble compass rose, which was a gift from South Africa. For Padrao dos Descobrimentos and beyond, use our Lisbon trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Lisbon vacation.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrao dos Descobrimentos reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
11,269 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Lovely building to visit and view from the outside, I would not recommend climbing the stairs or using the lift to the tiny viewing platform at the top. Although if you want to, you’ll be able to see....  more
    Lovely building to visit and view from the outside, I would not recommend climbing the stairs or using the lift to the tiny viewing platform at the top. Although if you want to, you’ll be able to see....  more »
  • This is an absolutely awe-inspiring structure that looks impressive from any angle. The lift, for which you have to pay, takes you up to near the top, and then there are around twenty steps to climb.....  more
    This is an absolutely awe-inspiring structure that looks impressive from any angle. The lift, for which you have to pay, takes you up to near the top, and then there are around twenty steps to climb.....  more »
Google
  • Amazing structure at ground level, and wonderful view from the top. I suggest buying Lisbon card if you plan to visit many sights of the city, in this way entrances to certain attractions are either free or with great discount. At ground level there is also the museum about the plans and expansion of Belem part of the town.
  • Very interesting place. There is an entrance to the top of the monument. As of May 2022, the ticket is six euros. I recommend going to the top. The view from there is incredible. You can see the bridge on one side, and another side is the tower and palace across the road.

Plan your trip to Lisbon

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.