Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão do Descobrimentos)
Having Cottinelli Telmo as its creator and Leopoldo de Ameida as its sculptor, it was first erected in 1940 in an ephemeral manner being then integrated in the Portuguese World Exhibition of that time. In1960 to mark the 500 years of the death of Infante D Henrique, (Henry The Navigator), The Monument to the Discoveries is rebuilt in concrete and rose- tinted Leiria stone masonry and the sculptures in Sintra limestone masonry. In addition to the magnificent visual impact of its facade, The Monument evokes the Portuguese overseas expansion, as well as the enormity of the work of Infante D Henrique (Henry the Navigator); carrying as well the mission to promote the idea of Discovery as part of the Portuguese culture and that is why, beyond being a unique viewpoint site to visit in the city, it is worth to discover its interior and the various different activities that the monument holds in it, from exhibitions, to documentaries and much more.
Summer: (March to September) open every day
Closed: 19:00 -
Last entrance: 18:30
Winter: (October to March) from Tuesdays to Sundays:
Last entrance: 17:30
Closed days: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
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Municipal Galleries (Galerias Municipais)
The Municipal Galleries (Galerias Municipais) are a net of five galleries located in different Lisbon neighbourhoods which are destined to publicise and promote Visual Arts in general, offering a programme of Artwork exhibitions that varies all year long, complemented by a public programme that aims to attract audiences of all ages. The five Galleries managed by the municipality are: “Galeria da Boavista”
(in Santos), the historical “Galeria Quadrum” (in Alvalade), the” Pavilhão Branco” (at the Palacio da Pimenta gardens, in Campo Grande) and last “Galeria Av da India” and “Galeria do Torrão Nascente da Cordoaria”, both located on Av da India, in Belem.
Visiting Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday
Morning Schedule: 10:00
Closed: 13:00 to 14:00