The Monument To The Discoveries (Padrão Descobrimento)

The monument, called more often "Monument of Discovery" or "Monument to Navigators (Monumento aos Navegantes on the map)" was erected on The Belem embankment on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of the mastermind of Portuguese geographical discoveries-Infante Enrique the Navigator.

Lisbon. Monument of Discovery, monument to the Discoverers (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

Perpetuate the memory of the Portuguese discoverers was conceived back in 1940, the model of the monument was shown at the world's fair in Lisbon.

Lisbon. Monument of Discovery, monument to the Discoverers (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

The monument is constructed of reinforced concrete and faced with limestone, its height is 54 meters, the width of the base is 20 meters. The project was developed by Cottinelli Telmo, the limestone figures are made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida. It was opened on August 9, 1960.

Lisbon. Monument of Discovery, monument to the Discoverers (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

The monument depicts a stylized Caravel with a figure of Enrique the Navigator on its bow, and 32 figures of outstanding people of the era are placed on its sides.

Lisbon. Monument of Discovery, monument to the Discoverers (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

Внутри монумента имеется аудитория, видеозал, выставочные залы и лифт, на вершине сооружения имеется смотровая площадка, куда можно подняться на лифте.

Lisbon. Monument of Discovery, monument to the Discoverers (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

На площади перед монументом выложены из гранита роза ветров и карта мира с траекториями и датировкой португальских морских экспедиций.

Lisbon. The Area Of Discovery

От монумента открываются виды на реку Тежу и Мост имени 25 апреля.

Lisbon. Quay Of Belem. The Area Of Discovery

За мостом, на левом берегу, раскинул руки Христос-царь.

Lisbon, Bridge named after him. April 25, and the monument to Cristo Rey

Right on the promenade you can walk to the Torre de belém tower.

Lisbon. Belen embankment

And for Park Empire with a large fountain lies the monastery of Jerónimos.

Lisbon. Park Empire, the monastery of Jerónimos

On the square you can see a classic Citroen van of the 50s, where you can rent electric scooters " Segway"

Citroen van