Discoveries Monument - details and images
The monument is a sailing vessel with three ready to go to travel, with sculptures of important historical figures such as King Manuel I, the poet Camoes, Vasco da Gama, Magellan and other explorers, crusaders, monks Portuguese cartographers. Everyone follows him Prince Henry the Navigator. The only woman represented is the queen, Felipe de Lancaster, the mother of Henry the Navigator.
Inside the monument there is an exhibition space with changing exhibitions and a place where you can see an interesting film about the town of Lisbon. There is also a lift which could lead tourists to the summit to admire beautiful view over Belem and its monuments.
Pavement in front of the monument is decorated with mosaic that was offered by South African government in 1960, and represents a world map and compass routes explorers who traveled from Portugal.
Address: Praça da Boa Esperanca, Belem.
Transport: Tram 15
Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 - Monday closed.
Price: € 1.80
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