Torre de Belém

Torre de Belém, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Torre de Belém Reviews: 4/5

Torre de Belém
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Belém
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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David T
Georgetown, TX565 contributions
Beautiful tower
Nov 2021
Of course, this is a must see for visiting Lisbon. It's near the Explorers monument and Monastary of St Jeronimo. Make an afternoon of the area.
Written December 1, 2021
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany1,960 contributions
Nice stop
Nov 2021 • Couples
Not much to see here. At the end of things in the front row. When you see it turn back to town. Driver recommend the wine stop next but we just headed back.
Written November 25, 2021
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schmidtmg
Switzerland942 contributions
historic tower
Nov 2021
One of Lisbon's historic landmarks, this 16th century defensive tower in Belem should be on the bucket list of every Lisbon visitor. At the moment, however, and due to pandemic-related restrictions, visitors are not allowed insider the monument. Nice to stroll from the Padrao dos Discubrimientos to the Belem Tower along the waterfront...
Written November 24, 2021
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD574 contributions
Amazing History
Nov 2021 • Couples
This old fort is quite amazing to see. Hard to imagine that the tidal wave that hit it left it virtually undamaged. Would have been better if open to go inside.

Also, great view to Lisbon and the bay.
Written November 19, 2021
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yiabi
Athens, Greece99 contributions
Beautiful tower
Oct 2021
I visited during the evening so I was not able to go inside but from what I hear it is temporarily closed for visitors, so make sure to check beforehand.
Written November 18, 2021
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ZD2023
Chicago, IL60 contributions
Cool stop
Nov 2021
Very cool although it should be noted that visitors are not allowed inside at the moment. Be sure to try to find the rhino!
Written November 17, 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,291 contributions
UNESCO World Heritage Site 1983
Sep 2021
Built in the Manueline style, this fortress stands as a reminder of Portugal’s nautical history and Age of Exploration. The Tower was completed in 1519 and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. You can only admire the tower from the outside as the inside is closed for renovations. Pleasant area for strolling, complete with vendors selling snacks and beverages. Located near the Discoveries Monument and Jerónimos Monastery, put Belem on the top of your must-see list (and stop at the original Pasteis de Belem too).
Written November 15, 2021
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eric_weber
Leipzig, Germany70 contributions
Small Tower with some cannons
Nov 2021 • Business
Supposed to be one of the Highlights in Lisboa. But I was disappointed simply by its Size. Not very spectacular for me AS IT IS quite small
Written November 14, 2021
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pb630
Guelph, Canada125 contributions
Fascinating
Nov 2021
I only wish we could have gone inside as it was closed off for renovations. Still well worth the trip for us to take in the history of the location with the tower serving as a fort and embarkation point for noted Portuguese explorers.
Written November 11, 2021
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mar0ka
Trinidad29 contributions
scenic
Oct 2021
you can not enter but the look from the outside is rewarding enough. There are placec to have a glass of wine or coffe and sinj in the view
Written October 29, 2021
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