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Address: Rua Belem, Belem, Portugal
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This dramatic statue commemorates the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco...

This dramatic statue commemorates the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama.

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A pleasant park

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

There enough there to walk around and look - and we had thought about coming back for a lunch break but found the Tropical gardens near by. Its clean and nicely kept, and enough benches around.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The monument looks great in the garden but the grass and flowers in the garden needs special attention. Overall it's not as great as some other parks in other countries.

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

When roaming around in Belém, just take some extra time to spend in the parks around the monastery towards the coaches museum.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

There are several public parks and gardens between Rua de Belem and Avenida da India in Belem, including the section known as Praca Afonso de Albuquerqua located directly in front of the Belem Palace. The square is centred by a attractive monument to Alfonso de Albuquerque, the early 16th century statesman and Portuguese governor to India. Here you see a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This area is called in honor of the portugese viceroy of India who died 1515 at sea;Afonso de Albuquerque. I liked the view towards the presidential palace.This small public garden feels charming and old fashioned and it is a nice place to rest after the nearby old and new coach museum.The gardens are planted with Agapanthus africanus flowering blue and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

nice landmark for group tours to meet up after an afternoon of exploring Lisbon. A lot in the area as well to get a drink, sit, and people watch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Park or clean and nice, great place to have kids runaround, have picnic lunch or just relax. The area is fine but, again not a wow place The place is nice and is center to many places to visit Again a good stop on way to another attraction or museum

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

went here for visit when visiting Belem, lovely park and would be really nice in the middle of summer, plenty space to sit about and have picnics or just watch the world go by

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

This square, just outside the presidential palace, is a lovely place for a stroll on a sunny day, with great views of the water.

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