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Afonso de Albuquerque Square

Rua Belem, Belem, Portugal
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This dramatic statue commemorates the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama.
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“lovely park” (3 reviews)
“coach museum” (3 reviews)
“vasco da gama” (5 reviews)
Rua Belem, Belem, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No idea who Alfonso was but maybe he should of turned Left ?? Bugs Bunny Pun ! What is left is a lovely park between the Monastery, Museums , National Palace & the Tagus River Waterfront with Belem Tower & the Discovery Monument. A really...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afonso de Albuquerque Square was near to the Navigator Monument by the seaside. The square around was a park with trees and sitting out area for visitors; There were few statues and fountains in the park. Most tourists would pass by this area as the...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Busy place in the middle of all the Belem tourism. Pleasant enough with views of the major sites, but nothing special.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The place around is very clean is well-kept, that is very important as there are many tourist all the time. Nice place for taking pictures and easy to get around in the city.

Thank Ivo K
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great memorial to Vasco da Gama in a pleasant park. Close to the bus stop on your way to the Navigator monument. Honours the explorations of Vasco da Gama.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The huge 20th century statue in the center of the plaza has no historical markers. It honors a 16th century viceroy of India. The allegories around the base are fascinating. Benches on the perimeter are good for people-watching and recovering from waiting in line to...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice, pleasant and peaceful area. We walked through here with the Sandeman's Belem tour and were able to hear about the Afonso statue in detail as well as the history involved which also made the area much more interesting to us.

Thank Monica Y
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Impressive statue in front of the presidents palace. Set in a very nice garden and right next to coach museum. The first sight you see when alighting the train in Belem.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The square in front of the Belem Palace (today the presidential residence) is named after Alfonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese naval commander and statesman whose bronze statue stands at the top of the beautiful Neo-Manueline style monument.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A pleasant park dedicated to Afonso de Alberqueque. His statue dominates the park although there is nothing to say that the monument is him. Shame, because most tourists think that it another Vasco da Gama statue.

Thank GoonerGav
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