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“Quick visit.” 4 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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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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“Quick visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If planning visit the Belem area of Lisbon by train, be careful which train you take because not all of them actually stop here. Look at the front of the train before you get on to make sure it says "todo". The tower is a quick stop of attractions in this area. The climb to the top is not difficult and there are signal lights telling you when to go up or down so it is safer. There is a discount with the Lisboa Card. After the tower, walk along the water toward the sculpture. There are also some nice spots for lunch near here.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful sight surrounded by a great park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It was so amazing to think of all the sailors going and coming from this spot for so many years. It has a fantastic view of the river and onto the ocean. Beautiful sunset and view of the 25 de Abril Bridge also.

Visited November 2013
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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.

Visited October 2013
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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.

Visited October 2013
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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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 !

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