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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.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good51%
  • Average29%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lovely park” (3 reviews)
“nice square” (2 reviews)
“vasco da gama” (6 reviews)
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Rua Belem, Belem, Portugal
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"lovely park"
in 3 reviews
"nice square"
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"vasco da gama"
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"national palace"
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"coach museum"
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"statue"
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"alfonso"
in 5 reviews
"honors"
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"fountain"
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"viceroy"
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"statesman"
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"exploration"
in 2 reviews
"portuguese"
in 6 reviews
"navigator"
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"stroll"
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"buried"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

If, like us, you get off at the first stop in Belem for the 15E tram from Lisbon then this very pleasant park with its imposing monument to Afonso de Albuquerque will be the first thing you come to. It is well worth strolling round...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Nice square next to the river Tagus in front of the Belem Palace. It is a well maintained park with the main statue being Alfonso of Albuquerque the second governor of Brazil. The style of the statues is neo-Manueline (Manueline is late Portuguese Gothic). There...More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Very nicely kept park with a wildly decorative column with a statue of the famous explorer who is also buried in Belem. Close to Belem railway station

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

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

Thank YTCHENG
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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