This is one of the many monuments found in the city which is dedicated to one of Portugal's famous explorers. The ... More
Padrão dos Descobrimentos
This is one of the many monuments found in the city which is dedicated to one of Portugal's famous explorers. The monument itself was erected in 1960 to mark the quincentenary anniversary of Henry the Navigator's death. It pays homage to all the brave Portuguese sailors who ventured forth in search of undiscovered land. The structure is 54 meters (177 feet) high and depicts sailors on the helm of a ship which is about to set sail on the river Tagus. The main part of the monument features a ship and three commanding Portuguese historical figures. The likeness of Henry the Navigator is followed by that of King Manuel I, and then finally poet Luis de Camôes. The top of the structure can be reached by lift and indulges you to a breathtaking view, overlooking not only the river but much of the historical district of Belem as well.
The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, which is made entirely out of limestone, was built to thank God for the safe return
of all those Portuguese explorers who had ventured out on dangerous exploits. You can admire the hand sculptured walls ...
The National Coach Museum or Museu Nacional dos Coches is one of the most popular museums in Lisbon. Museu Nacional
dos Coches is located in the area of Belem, a neighborhood with pretty gardens. The museum is teeming with ...