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

grat at the beginning of the river moors influences in the building great to see a real touristic attraction you must see

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

grat at the beginning of the river moors influences in the building great to see a real touristic attraction you must see

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Built since long time ago, this like a monument just tell us about the historical of the Portugues. It's free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A full on day so much to see and do from the little individual shops restraurants and monuments plus a lovely riverside walk well worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to see it! Nice walk in the park to the Torre de Belem. Don't forget to taste the sweet cake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see both inside and out. Very unique building - built in early 1600's. Used for armory-defense of Portugal, part palace part prison in basement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the Belém Tower is like being in a familiar place but with wonders to discover. That giant monument made with skill and detail to take off the hat in those margins of the river Tagus make of Lisbon a city of stories, monuments and memories that enchant the view and wills to review always and always.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and typically Portuguese tower at the entrance to the harbour at Lisbon. Don't listen to those moaning about queues and steps. What do you expect at a tower which is one of the most visited sites in Lisbon? Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting / intriguing corners check out the rhino carving . Good value if you use a Lisbon card

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located right on the water it offers beautiful views of the Ponte 25 de Abril and Christ the King from the top. It was raining the day we visited so there was a bit of flooding on the little bridge connecting the tower which kind of made the experience more fun as you had to time the waves in order... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place! The bad thing is that they do close early so try to make it as the first stop you do since there are a lot of places to stop and enjoy the view around here.

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Belem
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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