Monument to the Discoveries
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Monument to the Discoveries

Monument in Lisbon, Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries (in Portuguese “Padrão do Descobrimentos”), created by Cottinelli Telmo (1897–1948) and the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898–1975), was first erected in 1940, in a temporary form, as part of the Portuguese World Exhibition. Built with perishable materials, it had a light iron and cement frame, while the moulded sculpture was made of gypsum (formed of plaster and burlap, and reinforced by a wooden and iron structure).

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Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal


Train: Linha de Cascais Line (Belém Station) Tram: 15 Bus: 728 – 714 - 727 - 729 - 751

Phone Number

+351 21 303 1950


Working Hours

Summer Schedule March to September 10am - 7pm | Every day (closed on Mondays during March) Last Admissions: 6:30pm Winter Schedule October to February 10am - 6pm | Tuesday to Sunday Last Admissions: 5:30pm Closed on the following holidays 25th December; 1st January; 1st May



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