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Tickets to Monument to the Discoveries

Rated 3.3 out of 5.0 from 12 reviews.
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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration

Explore the Discoveries Monument, a decadent symbol of Portugal's cultural heritage. Enjoy stunning views of the city and the River Tagus.


  • At the museum, learn about the great discoveries made by Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries.

  • See exhibitions that shed light on some of the most crucial explorations, as seen in the landmark’s 'Sculptural Set'.

  • Witness a fascinating documentary on the manifestation of the Age of Discoveries on Portugal's history and politics.

  • Ascend to the viewpoint for panoramic vistas of the River Tagus and its iconic bridges.

  • Fun Fact: The monument was initially made out of plaster and wood. However, due to its popularity and significance, the Portuguese government decided to rebuild it using concrete and limestone in 1960.


  • Entry to the Discoveries Monument museum

  • Film screening

  • Viewpoint entry

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

12 Ratings
Michael Drake


Sep, 2023
The views from the top of the monument were as good as you could get, we could see so much. There was no queuing and not a lot of stairs to climb. . You can stays as long as you want to and wasn't crowded at the top. A visit we felt was one of our highlight
Luiz Claudio f santos


Aug, 2023
Ticket release delays My card cleared but I didn't receive the tickets I had to postpone the visit
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Judith Watts


Sep, 2023
Our guide Elber was terrific! He was caring and accommodating to our group and explained both sites that we visited in great detail without overdoing it. He was understanding for those of us who wanted to rest at certain intervals, and took care of each member of the group well. He was very personable, and we all enjoyed him very much!
Milos Predojevic


Jun, 2023
Experience itself is very much underrated due to amazing view and ticketing as well - especially liked the Gpay connection.
Rafael Pugliesi


Aug, 2023
I was allowed to buy the tickets for the day and time, but they didn't come and I lost the tour and 20 euros. I will never recommend the app to anyone
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Marvel at the Monument's Architecture

As you view the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, also known as the Monument of Discoveries, be amazed by its intricate carvings and facade with a concrete base that rises high into the sky! At the front of the monument stands a tall statue of Henry the Navigator, followed by other notable figures from the period, arranged in a triangular pattern that represents the sails of a ship voyaging into the unknown.

Explore the Museum Inside the Complex

During your visit to the museum, you will be able to view exhibitions on the 2nd floor. The exhibitions journal the history of the Portuguese empire during its heyday, such as the ‘Vision of the Empire’, a collection of images that depict the role played by photography in the development of modern Portuguese colonialism.

Next Up – Documentary Viewing & Viewpoint Climb!

Watch an engaging documentary that entails the history of this landmark and the country itself. Continuing onwards, ascend to the viewpoint of the monument via an elevator. As you reach the top floor, revel in the panoramic views of the serene Tagus River.

Important Information

  • For visitors with reduced mobility, there is medium accessibility.

  • Due to the attraction's popularity, please factor in a queue wait time to enter.


  • The viewpoint is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Operating Hours

Oct to Feb

  • Daily: 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)

Mar to Sep

  • Daily 10am to 7pm (last entry at 6:30 pm)

Closed on Jan 1, May 1, Dec 24, 25, and 31

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Padrão dos descobrimentos.

  • Address: 1150-343 Lisbon, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Redemption point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Lg. Princesa. It is a quick 10-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 79B and 729 to get you there.

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