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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0034
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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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It is a really beautiful place at a picturesque landscape. If you're in Belem, you shouldn't miss this place. it's a nice stroll from the St. Geronimo Monastery. But if you have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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WEST YORKS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the trip out and if you take the bus tour it is worth getting off to explore the area and get views over the bridge and the contrasting areas of Belem. Also only 15 minutes brisk walk from Pasteis de Belem.

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It’s very beautiful outside than inside. Don’t spend time on huge queue and 6 Euros / person to see inside.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a really beautiful place at a picturesque landscape. If you're in Belem, you shouldn't miss this place. it's a nice stroll from the St. Geronimo Monastery. But if you have a limited time in Lisbon don't worry to much about missing this spot. It's beautiful but I think it's ok to miss it ;))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there in a windy day. The stairs inside are steep and narrow, but the view up there was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a nice Tourist spot.We can travel by a city sightseeing bus to this spot.There is a long queue for the entry ticket. Nice location near water body.One should carry umbrella if it is sunny weather and a bottle of drinking water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful piece of architecture, and when you learn the history behind it it becomes all the more impressive. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This building is really a sight, while it served a military duty in its hayday, it is still a nice and historic building, a must see in Lisbon.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been three times to Lisbon and this place is in my heart. The tower is beautiful, this time it was under construction but it you are there go and see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we were at Belem we could not miss out this magnificent tower which is a UNESCO World Heritage. It has elaborate decorations and is located by the end of the Tagus River. Its original role was a maritime control tower and defense at the entrance to the city and to oversee the galleons loaded with precious stones, porcelain, textiles... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Belem Tower is beautiful to look at but not worth it to pay to go inside and go to the top. It takes a really long time due to capacity limitations.

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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.