Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon Padrao dos Descobrimentos
The Padrao dos Descobrimentos was completed as a model for the Portuguese world exhibition and erected on the bank of the Tagus in its current form in 1960. The official reason for the opening of the monument was the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator, who gained great honor in the "Estavo Novo". The monument clearly shows above all else the artificial revival of the most important epoch of Portugal's national history under the Salazar dictatorship.
Monument to the Discoveries Map
Address: Santa Maria de Belém, Portugal
Opening hours: 9:30am-6pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Anniversity of the Revolution - Portugal (Apr 25), May Day / Labor Day (May 1), National Day - Portugal (Jun 10), Assumption Day - Christian (Aug 15), Republic Day - Portugal (Oct 5), All Saints' Day - Christian (Nov 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8), Independence Day - Portugal (Dec 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Good Friday - Christian, Corpus Christi - Christian
Useful tips: Admission charge for lift.
Transit: Tram: 15; Bus: 28, 29, 43, 51
Espelho de Água
A restaurant called "Espelho de Água" (Water Mirror) is at present housed in the building surrounded by water to the west of the Padrao dos Descobrimentos. The building was constructed as part of the world exhibition and is the work of the architects Cottinelli Telmo and António Lino.
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