Padrão dos Descobrimentos Tickets

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Tickets to Monument to the Discoveries

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  • Visit Monument to the Discoveries, one of Lisbon’s must-see landmarks, and soak up the history of the Portuguese empire during the Age of Discovery.
  • Marvel at the structure’s unique architecture with its statues of notable figures shaped in a triangular pattern, similar to the brow of a ship.
  • Explore the museum and witness various exhibitions such as the ‘Vision of the Empire’, a collection of rare images, and more.
  • Take in stunning panoramas of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the viewpoint. Watch out for the 25 de Abril Bridge!
  • View a mesmerizing documentary that chronicles Portugal's history during the Age of Discoveries.
  • Visit Monument to the Discoveries, one of Lisbon’s must-see landmarks, and soak up the history of the Portuguese empire during the Age of Discovery.
  • Marvel at the structure’s unique architecture with its statues of notable figures shaped in a triangular pattern, similar to the brow of a ship.
  • Explore the museum and witness various exhibitions such as the ‘Vision of the Empire’, a collection of rare images, and more.
  • Take in stunning panoramas of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the viewpoint. Watch out for the 25 de Abril Bridge!
  • View a mesmerizing documentary that chronicles Portugal's history during the Age of Discoveries.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Discoveries Monument museum
  • Film screening
  • Viewpoint entry
  • Tip: Along with the elevator, you can also take the flight of stairs to reach the viewpoint on the top floor.
  • Due to the attraction's popularity, please factor in a queue wait time to enter.
  • For visitors with reduced mobility, there is medium accessibility.
  • The viewpoint is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 8%): Monument to the Discoveries + Belém Tower Tickets

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  • Uncover Lisbon's rich maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, and take in stunning city views from Belém Tower at discounted rates.
  • Be captivated by the unique architecture of the monument, adorned with statues of notable voyagers and resembling the bow of a ship.
  • See a rare collection of images at the 'Vision of the Empire' and more at the museum. With a simple upgrade, access the viewpoint and watch an interesting film.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Tagus River, the 25 de Abril Bridge, and the cityscape from the vantage points of Belém Tower.
  • Built of limestone in a distinctive ‘Manueline’ style, admire its Gothic elements – like ropes winding around the entire tower.
  • Uncover Lisbon's rich maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, and take in stunning city views from Belém Tower at discounted rates.
  • Be captivated by the unique architecture of the monument, adorned with statues of notable voyagers and resembling the bow of a ship.
  • See a rare collection of images at the 'Vision of the Empire' and more at the museum. With a simple upgrade, access the viewpoint and watch an interesting film.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Tagus River, the 25 de Abril Bridge, and the cityscape from the vantage points of Belém Tower.
  • Built of limestone in a distinctive ‘Manueline’ style, admire its Gothic elements – like ropes winding around the entire tower.

Inclusions

Monument to the Discoveries

  • Entry to the Monument to the Discoveries museum
  • Access to the viewpoint (optional)
  • Film screening (optional)

Belém Tower

  • Entry to Belém Tower

Monument to the Discoveries

  • Tip: Watch out for the Rosa dos Ventos or ‘compass rose’ on the ground in front of the monument, representing the navigational prowess of Portuguese explorers.
  • Due to the attraction's popularity, please factor in a queue wait time to enter.
  • For visitors with reduced mobility, there is medium accessibility.

Belém Tower

  • Tip: To continue your exploration of Portugal’s sea-faring heritage, check out the Navy Planetarium and Maritime Museum right next door!
  • There is medium accessibility for guests with reduced mobility.
  • Since this is a highly visited site, plan your visit with enough time on your hands as there could be a line at the entrance.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Belém by the Riverside: Lisbon e-Bike Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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3 hr.
  • Pedal in a single loop starting in the heart of Lisbon and ending in Belém on an electric bike—a breezy yet laidback way to soak in the scenery.
  • Benefit from the company of an expert guide who'll enlighten you about Portugal's golden era of discovery. Their insights will enrich your experience, making each stop more meaningful.
  • From the iconic Jerónimos Monastery to the majestic Belém Tower, the tour is an architectural delight, offering glimpses into Portugal's golden era.
  • Amidst exploration, enjoy a delightful pause with the famous Portuguese custard tart, a traditional delicacy included in your tour.
  • Pedal in a single loop starting in the heart of Lisbon and ending in Belém on an electric bike—a breezy yet laidback way to soak in the scenery.
  • Benefit from the company of an expert guide who'll enlighten you about Portugal's golden era of discovery. Their insights will enrich your experience, making each stop more meaningful.
  • From the iconic Jerónimos Monastery to the majestic Belém Tower, the tour is an architectural delight, offering glimpses into Portugal's golden era.
  • Amidst exploration, enjoy a delightful pause with the famous Portuguese custard tart, a traditional delicacy included in your tour.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour electric bike tour
  • Expert guide
  • Helmet and hairnet
  • Custard tart

Exclusions

  • Entry to monuments
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the ornate statue that towers over Afonso de Albuquerque square as you cycle past this landmark sitting directly across the river.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the height of 1.5m (4.92ft) and over the weight of 118kg (260.15lb).
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair. With disability proof, you can avail up to 60% off on entry.
  • Participants must be proficient bike riders.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Learn about Portugal and the Age of Discovery

Padrão dos Descobrimentos, translated as the "Monument to the Discoveries," is a prominent historical monument located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It was erected on the northern bank of the Tagus River and stands as a tribute to the Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. 

Things to know before booking your tickets for Padrão dos Descobrimentos 

  • Accessibility: Padrão dos Descobrimentos is partially accessible for wheelchair users. Areas such as the viewpoint are not accessible for people with reduced mobility. 
  • Height limits: The riverside e-bike tour of Padrão dos Descobrimentos is only open for visitors above 1.5 m tall. 
  • Combo tours: Save money and explore other nearby attractions with combo tours that let you club your visit to Padrão dos Descobrimentos with the Belém Tower. 

Why visit Padrão dos Descobrimentos?

  • A living testimony to Portugal’s Age of Discovery: The monument is a powerful symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery.
  • Shaped like a ship’s prow: The Padrão dos Descobrimentos is an impressive piece of architecture. Shaped like a ship's prow, it stands out along the banks of the Tagus River. 
  • Splendid panoramic views from the top: The monument offers an observation deck at the top, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • Reflection of Portugal’s cultural heritage: Padrão dos Descobrimentos reflects Portugal's cultural identity and its contributions to world exploration.
  • Part of Lisbon’s historic district: Situated along the waterfront, the monument is part of the historic Belem district in Lisbon.

Which Padrão dos Descobrimentos ticket is best for you?

If you are a budget-conscious traveler

Go for: Entry tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: No

  • Enjoy full access to the museum with entry tickets that are easy on the pocket. 
  • Save money by exploring two attractions for the price of one with combo tours. 

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If you want to explore more

Go for: Combo tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: No

  • Club your visit to Padrão dos Descobrimentos with Belém Tower, and explore the best of Lisbon for the price of one attraction. 
  • Save 8% by opting for combo tickets that let you explore the top attractions in Lisbon together. 

Recommended tour

If you savor luxurious travel experiences

Go for: e-Bike tickets

Duration: 3 hours

Guide: Multilingual guide

  • Drive along the riverside and pass by popular attractions on your e-Bike. 
  • A multilingual guide will keep you engrossed with his stories and facts about the different attractions you ride by. 

Recommended tour

What to see at Padrão dos Descobrimentos?

Monument structure

Take time to appreciate the monument's architecture, which is shaped like a ship's prow. The detailing and design of the structure itself are noteworthy and reflect the maritime theme of the Age of Discovery.

Henry the Navigator Statue

At the forefront of the monument, you'll find a prominent statue of Infante Dom Henrique, also known as Henry the Navigator., who was a central figure in Portugal's Age of Discovery.

Navigator figures

The monument is adorned with 33 statues of notable historical figures from the Age of Discovery, including explorers, cartographers, monarchs, artists, and scientists. Each figure represents a significant contributor to Portugal's maritime history.

Compass rose mosaic

On the square in front of the monument, there is a large compass rose mosaic embedded in the pavement. This decorative element adds to the maritime theme and provides an interesting visual element.

Viewing platform

Climb to the top of the monument to reach the observation deck. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the Tagus River, the Belem district, and the city of Lisbon.

Exhibition space

Inside the monument, there is an exhibition space that often hosts temporary exhibits related to Portugal's maritime history. Check if there are any special displays or events during your visit.

Riverfront area

Explore the area around Padrão dos Descobrimentos, including the riverfront promenade. Take a stroll along the Tagus River and enjoy the scenic views, or relax in one of the nearby parks.

Monumental map

At the base of the monument, there is a map depicting the routes of Portuguese explorers during the Age of Discovery. It provides a visual representation of the significant voyages and discoveries made by Portuguese navigators.

Plan your visit to Padrão dos Descobrimentos

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Opening hours: October to February, daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

                            March to September, daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

Last entry: October to February, 5:30 PM

                    March to September, 6:30 PM

Closed on: 1st January, 1st May, 24th and 25th December, 31st December

Best time to visit: The summer tends to be the busiest season for Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Plan your visit during the spring, fall, or winter to avoid crowds. If you want to beat the crowds during the high season, visit the museum in the morning, just when it opens. 

Address: Av. Brasília 1400-038 Lisbon

Find on maps.

  • By train: Belem, Cascais Line
    Nearest stop: Belém train station 
  • By tram: Line 15
    Nearest stop: Praça Afonso de Albuquerque
  • By bus: 28, 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751
    Nearest stop: Padrão dos Descobrimentos

  • Washrooms
  • Baby changing stations
  • Information center 
  • To gain a better understanding of the Age of Discovery, it is advisable to read up on it before visiting Padrão dos Descobrimentos. 
  • Wear comfortable footwear when visiting Padrão dos Descobrimentos since you will be walking a lot. 
  • If you want to visit Padrão dos Descobrimentos during the summer, plan your visit as soon as the museum opens at 10:00 AM. 
  • The opening hours vary from season to season. From October to February Padrão dos Descobrimentos is open till 6:00 PM and from March to September the museum remains open till 7:00 PM. 
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos is not fully accessible for wheelchair users. The viewpoint at the top of the museum is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 

  • O Prado: Located 6.5 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, O Prado is a popular restaurant that provides outdoor seating and is kid-friendly. 
  • Nosolo Italia: Located 6.3 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Nosolo Italia is an Italian restaurant that has outdoor seating, free WiFi and serves delicious vegan dishes. 
  • Este Oeste: Este Oeste, which is 7.3 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, is a casual dining place that serves pizza and sushi. Apart from their delicious food, the restaurant also has an outdoor terrace with river views. 
  • Mister Tapas: Located 7.4 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Mister Tapas serves happy hour food and even has a variety of vegetarian dishes to choose from. 

Budget: Famous Crows Guest House (490 m), Terrace Lisbon Hostel (630 m), ibis Lisboa Alfragide (3.5 km). 

Mid-range: Ver Belém Suítes (440 m), Hotel Vila Galé Ópera (2.3 km), Holiday Inn Express (3.3 km). 

Luxury: Altis Belém Hotel & Spa (440 m), Four Seasons Ritz (5.6 km), Hyatt Regency Lisbon (1.7 km). 

Beyond Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Belém Tower

Located 7.1 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Belém Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery. It offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding area.

Jeronimos Monastery

Located 7.4 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Jeronimos Monastery is another UNESCO World Heritage site and houses the tomb of Vasco da Gama, a renowned Portuguese explorer.

Maritime Museum

Located 7.4 km from Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Maritime Museum offers a comprehensive collection of maritime artifacts, models, and exhibits detailing Portugal's naval history.

Frequently asked questions about Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets

How much is a ticket to Padrão dos Descobrimentos?

The starting price of Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets is €10.62. The price of the tickets also varies according to the type of ticket purchased. 

How to book tickets to Padrão dos Descobrimentos?

You can purchase tickets for Padrão dos Descobrimentos online or directly at the attraction. It is advisable to book tickets online since it helps save time and money.

Why should I book Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets online?
  • Cheaper rates: Online tickets are cheaper to buy than offline tickets. 
  • Different options: When purchasing tickets online, you can choose from different ticket options such as standard entry tickets and combo tours. These ticket options may not be available for offline purchase. 
  • Convenient: It is quick and convenient to book tickets online. With a simple tap of your finger, you can book tickets from anywhere you want. 
  • Cancellation policy: Online tickets can easily be canceled for a full refund. 
What do Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets include?

The inclusions of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets vary according to the type of ticket you have purchased.

What is the cancellation policy for Padrão dos Descobrimentos tickets?

The Tickets to Monument to the Discoveries and Combo (Save 8%): Monument to the Discoveries + Belém Tower Tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, the Lisbon: 3h Belém by the Riverside e-Bike Tour can be canceled 24 hours before the experience begins for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a Padrão dos Descobrimentos tour?

It will take you around 3 hours to complete a Padrão dos Descobrimentos tour.