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“Altis Belem Hotel & Spa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
Avenida Brasilia, 1400-038, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Ranked #18 of 216 attractions in Lisbon
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
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“Altis Belem Hotel & Spa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

WOW, what a hotel! I thought the Sofitel Grand Legend in Amsterdam was amazing, but this hotel is that plus a work of art. Every detail thought of, little specialty services everywhere. Beautifully appointed and modern. To die for food.

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“potential not exploited”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

For a 5 euro fee it costs about a euro every 5 minutes which is steep. Nothing to see downstairs so proceed to the dungeon which was completely empty ! Then up and down a single winding staircase to 4 floor of further emptiness, although the view gets marginally better as you go up and there is some short description tacked to the walls on each floor. Gives you a chance to experience the (un)politeness of the average punter as well. I actually backed up for one mouthy tour guide and his flock only to be completely ignored at the top. You can get stuck for a while in the middle of the tower if traffic on the stairs is heavy. Look from outside but save some cash till someone makes more of an effort.

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“The Musium around Belem are worth to spend a half day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you want to know how different types of ships were made and used for Voyages, visit Musiums at Belem.

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“Lots to do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There are so many things to do in the Belem area! There is the Belem Tower, of course, but the explorers monument, war memorial, monastary, Pasteis de Belem bakery, coach museum, contemporary art museam are also there. We actually spent two days in Belem. Don't short change yourself on visiting this area, because you might think you can get by with just a couple hours (and if you want to see much of it you can't).

It is easy to spend the entire day in Belem because it is well served with restaurants, cafes and dessert venues as well as attractions.

Visited August 2012
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“thing you must see in lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Tower of Belem Landmarks Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Monuments, Statues. 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

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Definitely a Lisbon Landmark as it is Historic and offers an interesting blend of Architecture. It's situated on the belem waterfront, linking The Monument of Discoveries and, through a very well landscaped "park" area.

The tower was built in the 16th century in the Tagus River to control the entrance to the city from the sea. It's open from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The admission fee is 5 euros, but I recommend you purchasing the combined ticket for 10 euros which allows entrance to both Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery.

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