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Torre De Belem

Av. De Brasilia | Santa Maria De Belem, Belem, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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As featured in Lisbon on a budget
Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Belem
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Belem Tower The Belem Tower is located at the western end of the Avenida de Brasília, in the Belem district. It is a UNESCO World Heritage monument... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Was looking forward to the tower for the whole trip. I like old buildings, castles and such, so for me it was great. Yes there was a little wait to get in, a little crowded inside, but the only place we had to be after, was afternoon cappuccino. The tower was impressive inside and out, great views from the top... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

From the outside Torre de Belem looks very picturesque, but relatively small. Once inside it is much bigger with wonderful views allaround. Great piece of architecture, nice stone carvings and you can explore several levels. The view of the bay, the bridge, the monastery and museums is very nice. In good weather you can just sit on the wall or... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Looks great from the outside but be warned there is a very narrow spiral staircase up the tower controlled by a 'traffic light' system. What we found was the timings weren't great and we had 100 plus people at the top of tower who wanted to get down but stairs we full with people coming up. People were getting aggravated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Belem is quite a nice place to visit, see the tower, the monestry and enjoy one of the cafes\restaurants in the small streets around. easily reached from th parco comercio with the 15 tram

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Belem Tower is an attractive 16th century piece of architecture that appears to contradict its role as a fortress. You must also see the Forte do Bom Sucesso close by to fully appreciate its significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Torre is quite a stunning structure. Located a bit far from the other tourist attractions you can walk it or tram it there. The structure looks like a giant castle piece from a chess set and is quite good to see from an architectural perspective. However we never went inside so I cannot comment on that but it's worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have now visited Lisbon twice, each time being as a port call during a cruise vacation. There is so much to do and see in this huge city that it is a good idea to take the sight-seeing bus tour, where one can hop on and hop off at the various attractions. On the bank of the River Tagus,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a fabulous place to wander around, but inside it is small with very narrow steps and walkways which makes it a bit frustrating with so many tourists. But if you go on Sundays it is free entry. Otherwise cost is 5Euros to go inside. Frankly it photographs much better from the outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This is quite an architectural gem and looks fabulous from the outside although the impact is lessened somewhat by the adjoining car / coach park. Luckily the entrance fee for us was waived as we had a Lisbon Card as I don't think we would have got good value had we paid. We climbed up to the first level ok... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The tower has a very peaceful surrounding with the sea breeze for company. The tower is a beauty, but only on the outside. Inside there is nothing to look at so the entry fee is a bit of a waste. However if you love the peace and the quiet, do visit. There was not a big crowd here when we... More

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