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Torre de Belem

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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited past sundown and the place was empty except for a few locals jogging along the coast. The tower itself is majestic from the outside, plenty of sea birds in the area make for a beautiful view. Didn't get a chance to tour inside....More

Reviewed yesterday

Built 500 years ago in the middle of the Tagus River this tower served as a fortress which became the starting point from which the navigators set out to discover the trade routes. The tower is now close to shore as the Tagus River has...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very cool, worth the travel out to see it. We didn't go into the tower. All we needed to see was outside :)

Thank Laoise D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tower is easy to locate and has amazing scuptures on the side depecting the age of discovery. The view is spectacular down the river.

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Torre de Belém, or Torre de S. Vicente, Patron Saint of Lisbon, was built during the XVI century to protect the Tagus bay, a port area increasingly vulnerable to foreign attacks and gateway to the city of Lisbon, neighbouring areas and its population. The Tower...More

Thank GoSetReady
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to see real Lisbon history. A bit far fro the city heart, but worth a walk or taxi ride.

Thank virusog
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tower of Belem, was a must see, the tower was stunning, just to sit and watch to river tide crashing against it was relaxing and restful. Great. We walked along the waters edge at had a coffee and cakes on the river. Wonderful.

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago

is a special place in belem on the river side. looks like a old part of a castle would like to visit at night

Thank bruvan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This building is so very unique it is a must see!! It sits in the water just off shore, but has a ramp front he shore to the door. The views of the river are amazing, including miles up and down the river.Within walking distance...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t go to the top of the tower and decided to just take pictures around the tower. Definitely worth seeing if you’re in Belém!

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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August 27, 2018|
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The best way yo have info in first hand is to contact them directly, i'm sure they will help you and answer all your questions.. Have fun!!!
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Hippo trip buses are amphibious bus/boats that take you on a tour of the city and the river. It doesn’t go underwater.
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Response from Stephy_M97150 | Reviewed this property |
We got the Lisboa card and all 3 monuments were included as well as the metro/tramway/bus services. Excellent value if you are planning on visiting couple of museums/monuments. You can buy it online and pick it up at the... More
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