Discoveries Monument

Discoveries Monument

Discoveries Monument, also known as the Monument of the Discoveries, is a magnificent tribute to the great explorers of Portugal.

Located on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, this monument is a must-see for any tourist visiting the city.

The monument was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator, a key figure in the Age of Discovery. It features a central statue of Prince Henry, surrounded by statues of other famous explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan.

One of the most striking features of the monument is the large ship at its base, representing the caravels used by the explorers during their voyages. Visitors can climb to the top of the ship for panoramic views of the city and the river.

The Discoveries Monument is also a symbol of Portugal's rich history and culture, and a reminder of the incredible achievements of its explorers. It is a great place to visit for both history buffs and those simply looking for a unique and beautiful experience in Lisbon.

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Tagus helicopter flight

Lisbon Heliport

You haven’t been to Lisbon yet if you haven’t seen the Iberian Peninsula’s longest river the Tagus. The Tagus river with his 1007 kilometers of length has got one thousand miles of stories to share. Fly with us past Belém tower, Discoveries Monument, Jerónimo’s Monastery, 25th April Bridge to the Tagus River mouth. And we circle around the beaches of Caparica. Anyone who wants to truly experience Lisbon has to embrace the Tagus as well- and a good way to do this is by helicopter!