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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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+351 21 362 0034
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.

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Tower of Belem is a fortification that once guarded Lisbon and the mouth of the River Tagus. Located in the Belem Neighborhood (accessible by Tram) it is a striking piece of... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great stop over after the monastery near by. We loved walking by the river and taking pictures near the tower. The line up was too long to go into the tower but will definitely return to do so.

Thank Ryle21
Palermo, Italy
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A really beauty tower, built with the same white stone of the monastery. It's really wonderfull in sunny day in the afternoon, but you don't have to arrive before the closure because inside there's nothing of interesting and it's quite disappointing. So just take a look and some pics from outside ;)

Thank Paolo M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Long line to get in inside,we were not willing to wait so we tour it from the outside only easy walk right on the water pretty setting next to other monuments.

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Tower of Belem is a fortification that once guarded Lisbon and the mouth of the River Tagus. Located in the Belem Neighborhood (accessible by Tram) it is a striking piece of architecture standing there in its majestic glory. A wooden bridge leads you to the entrance where you also pay for visit (free with Lisboa card). The two areas, uper... More 

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Tighnabruaich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thirty minutes of your time will let you explore the prettiest place in Lisbon. The four story climb to the top is well worth it!

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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best part in Lissabon. Dont forget to taste cookies in Pasteiis de Belem, they are delicious!!! In Belem you can find many small and coosy resturants with good prices.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were unable to finish our visit because after 45 minutes in line to get in there was an additional 1.5hrs to get up into the upper ramparts. What we saw was beautiful and restored very well. By they only let 120 people at a time into the building and there are many more trying to see

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Dorset UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Torre de Belem is located on the riverfront on the western edge of Belem neighbourhood. It is easy to reach using one of the hoho buses, but quite a walk from public transport e.g Belem train station, tram stop etc. You have to use one of the two foot bridges or underpass to get past the rail line and two... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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The iconic Belem Tower or the Tower of Saint Vincent was part of a defense system at the Rio Tejo built in the 16th century. It was constructed in the late Gothic Manueline style, from a beige limestone typical for the local area and divided in two parts: the bastion and the four-story high northern tower. It is one of... More 

Thank Borzov
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

1. We bought the ticket in museum. It take some walk to get to tower (15 mins under the sun) 2. The building is great as it stands among water. Viewing it outside is amazing and worth it. As you may know, prepaid ticket save you time instead of queueing to buy ticket. But we have to wait 15 mins... More 

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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 delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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