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“Proud to have Portugal share in history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Ranked #22 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Monuments/ Statues, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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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“Proud to have Portugal share in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Seeing Belem Tower and the waterfront of Lisbon made one realize what an important part Portugal played in the founding of America. Impressive how much pride the Portuguese take in the contribution of their country to the discoveries made in the 1400's and 1500's.

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“loved that area and the Cafe De Belem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Loved the history and the photo opts in this area of Lisbon. Especially loved the special treats at Cafe De Belem.

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“Well preserved olde worlde Tower / Fortress”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Saw this place as we walked along the boulevard and had a wander around ..... and up and down the ramparts. Saw the prisoner cells where the poor souls must have had a twice daily wake up bath as they appear to be below the high water mark. We had bought the 'Lisboa' card for train / tram journeys and I think entry was free with the card. Interesting to think of the people who lived and died there over the centuries and certainly worth the visit .... followed by coffee and a Pasteis de nata in a cafe ........... yum !

Visited November 2013
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“The Belem Tower - "Good Bye" Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Belem Tower is the place from where most of the well-known expeditions in quest of far-away lands were launched. And, as such it can be called the "Good Bye" Tower and/or the Tower of Tears. The location is right near the confluence of the river and Atlantic ocean.

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“Belem Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great area to walk around in. The Tower itself is very picturesque right on the water front and the area is altogether a nice place to spend a morning. We couldn't go in the Tower as it was being renovated. Don't forget to sample the famous custard tarts from the bakery just across from the Tower. Good way to visit is on the Red or Yellow Bus tours. If you time this right, (we waited until our last day), the 24 hour bus ticket also enables you to ride on the local trams and entitles you to a free ride to the Airport on the Airport Bus all for about 15 Euros.

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