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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0034
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...
A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
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You must see Belem..... The Belem castle is magical next to the sea also if you go to the centre of Belem you could go to the famous Pasteis de Belem and eat pasteis de nata enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

You must see Belem..... The Belem castle is magical next to the sea also if you go to the centre of Belem you could go to the famous Pasteis de Belem and eat pasteis de nata enjoy!

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Domzale
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We have seen pictures of Belem but could not believe how big it really is. We stayed out of the tower and enjoyed it from the outside; spectavular view and a possibility to imagine the past.. The park on the way is also enormous and worth observing.

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Berkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I like to visit historical buildings so this suited me. Climb to the top to have full views over the river and out to sea. The stairs are very narrow and there is a sort of traffic light system so only one way traffic at a time. Only have to wait a couple of minutes but then you get those... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Torrre is pretty much the go to image in any travel guide for Lisbon. It falls into the must see category. There is a line to get in on the weekends. The line has no shade and is very hot. Inside the views are outstanding but be aware that the stairs are insanely narrow, hard to navigate and will... More 

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Thorpe, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Belem, with the Torre, Monastery, Discovery Monument, riverside walks and gardens is a must, shame about the Starbucks. A place to relax, admire and indulge - and if you're luck enough between now and August you can visit the Sebastio Salgado exhibition.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The whole Belen area is beautiful and this tower represents its symbol.this place holds a lot of story and it is nice too see mainly during the afternoon to enjoy the sun down. Nice place to see but not spectacular!

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We opted to buy a ticket that included this when we were at the Monastery, which meant that we avoided the long line. The outside view of the lovely architecture is the very best part of the visit although the inside is somewhat interesting. We did go to the very top but then immediately lined up for the long wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Belem is a good day out. Various sights, museums etc, a good walk along the front, and of course the pastries. Don't take the tram..... Jam packed, takes about 40 minutes, stops about a dozen times, and you'll be forever worrying about pickpockets of you believe all the signs. Go to Cais do Sodre on the Metro and switch to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Read about the tower in a guide book and ventured out from central Lisbon to abeles for the day. Beautiful structure. You can imagine it used to protect the city, but for launching the brave explorer men on their quests for new lands.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't feel this attraction was worth the time and WORK it required to climb a narrow staircase of two directions of people climbing and descending. Although they attempt to limit the number of people in the tower to 150 and to time people ascending and descending the narrow circular stairs, it only works if there is someone at the... More 

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