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This huge limestone monument was erected in 1960 to commemorate the death of Prince Henry de Navigator, promoter of the discoveries. The memorial has a shape of a caravel and presents 33 figures, famous Portuguese such as: Henry de Navigator on the front Vasco da Gama, Luís de Camões. This sight is a replica, the original was built as a temporary monument for the Exhibition of Portuguese World to represent the 5 continents.
You can climb to the top of the monument and find a 56 m-high terrace that offers an unparalleled view of the city and the river. In one glance, your eyes will take in a view that includes: the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Palace, Memória Church, Ajuda National Palace, Tejo Power Station and the Belém Cultural Centre. From the terrace, you can also enjoy a delightful panoramic view of the Tagus as it flows into the Atlantic Ocean, or appreciate an unforgettable sunset.
Then, go down to Level-1, a space where exhibitions are staged to encourage visitors to explore and deepen their knowledge. This space also hosts cultural and artistic events relating to the monument.
March to September: 10am-7pm & October to February: 10am-6pm
Closed: Mondays on Mar. to Oct., Jan. 1, May 1, Dec. 25;
Regular Adult Ticket - 4 eur
Family - 2 Adults + 2 Children (12-18 years old) - 10 eur
Children from 12 to 18 years old, Youth Card Holders; people over 65 years old - 2 eur
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