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Monument of the Discoveries

As you stroll along the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal, you’ll come across a towering monument that stands tall and proud. This awe-inspiring structure is known as the Monument of the Discoveries or Padrao dos Descobrimentos in Portuguese.

Built to honor Portugal’s Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries, this magnificent monument celebrates exploration, courage, and determination. It serves as a reminder of the brave navigators who set sail from these very shores to discover new lands and opportunities for their country.

As you stand before this towering masterpiece, you can feel a sense of inspiration and admiration for those who bravely set out into uncharted territories with little more than their own courage and determination. The Monument of the Discoveries serves as a reminder that we too can achieve greatness by pursuing our dreams, even when they seem impossible or daunting. Let us take a closer look at this remarkable piece of art that captures the spirit of exploration and discovery.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Amy “Lou” Lakey
    4 weeks ago
    Amazing monument with intricate sculptures on each side. I would recommend taking the trip to the...
  • Roopie R
    a month ago
    My visit to Padrão dos Descobrimentos was truly memorable and deeply enriching. This monumental...
  • David M
    2 weeks ago
    Great monument if you understand what you’re seeing! The map on the ground leading up to it is of...
  • Mike Z
    a month ago
    Magnificent monument to seafarers and explorers. Didn’t have time to get upstairs. Views of Tagus...
  • Foodie Traveler
    3 weeks ago
    What a beautiful place! Every corner tells a story. The line moved pretty quickly and you’ll need...

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