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“Take a tour of the Torre!” 4 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 #23 of 226 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.
Dublin
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“Take a tour of the Torre!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Was really lucky with this one. The attraction is free between 10am and 2pm on Sundays. I arrived at 1.55pm. The walk along the river towards the Tower is very scenic and is an escape from the throngs in Belem. You cross a wooden bridge to get to it with the waves splashing. The tower allows great views of Lisbon and the surrounding areas. It is worth climbing the steep and narrow stairs to the top for the views. The traffic light system for allowing people up and down the steps is a little funky but necessary. Well worth the stroll.

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“Nice spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Pretty spot on the water, there wasn't much to see in terms of the tower itself, pretty small and sparse- but it's a nice little spot to walk around

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“Tourist Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Located near the military museum this is in a area for tourists who like history and being hustled by roma's selling scarves & sunglasses.Too far to walk to pasteis de belem but it is an interesting place.

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“Must see on any Lisbon trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Belem is probably the most noteworthy part of Lisbon with a dense ensemble of sights in walking distance. Important to notice is to not go on Mondays (which we did), as everything will be closed and you have to return to see things from 'the inside' - also avoid weekends when cues are a mile long to buy one of the famous Pasteis de Belem (if there is no choice but to wait, then wait anyway, it is indeed worth it)

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“History under your feet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Like those pasteis de nata, if you come to Portugal you have to come and 'try' each one of these monuments, there's an interesting atmosphere in Torre de Belem, worth a visit. The steps to the top can be scary, it's a very small space with people going up and down the steps at the same time and no room to pass, but it's fun.

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