Monument of Discoveries

Monument of Discoveries

Perched on the banks of the River Tagus in the area of Belem this is an impressive monument which recognises the achievements of those who shaped Portugal. 

The monument celebrates the Portuguese age of discovery during the 15th & 16th centuries. The structure is 52 metres high and the character at the front is Henry the Navigator. There are 16 others depicted on each side of the monument and these are all famous historical people who influenced the history of Portugal. They include, monarchs, artists, scientists, discoverers and cartographers. You can also go to the top of this monument where there is a lookout platform.
Take the train from  Cais do Sodré to Belem and cross the road to the promenade or take tram 15 E from Praça do Comércio heading towards Belem to get to the Monastery, Tower and Monument.  

There are plenty of other historical sites in the area - go to Things To Do Lisbon on the main website www.littlebookoflisbon.com  

Map Location:  Monument of Discoveries