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“go sunday”
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
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$51.42*
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2-Hour Sailing Boat Trip in Lisbon
Ranked #20 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
Paris, France
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“go sunday”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

its free and worth the view. not sure how much it is on other days but the cultural center and the monastery also free and nearby on sundays.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Looks nice from the outside, not much to see inside.
Nice place to visit anyway.
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Visited November 2012
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“A picturesque tower in a lively part of town.”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

It was cloudy in Rossio square (starting point of tram 15) but in Belem it was fine. To visit the tower one must get off in "centro cultural Belem", walk for half a minute and there's the motorway. The street across cannot be walked because of the railway tracks; there is a bridge with many stairs for this purpose, where I don’t remember seing any provisions made for people with special needs. So if you hate stairs you can get off at "Belem" instead, walk towards the tower and then walk back. It was Sunday around noon and of course there were plenty of tourists there. It's a five storey tower, and while being on the ground floor I saw a huge queue standing. I thought that there were just a lot of people there, waiting to go upstairs. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case. The truth is that on the way to higher floors the path is very narrow, the spiral stairs being about 35 cm wide, this is the only way to the top, and that on the 35 cm stairs there were two queues, one going up and one going down. So bear in mind that sports shoes and 1,5 hour available for this visit are a must; no heavy equipment should be carried – better carry something that can be tied around the neck, like I did with my handbag- since both hands must be used while going downstairs. The tower is really small, when I arrived on the top there was not much of a view, but the view was not what I went there for anyway. The entrance is free until 14:00; at least on Sundays.
Of course there are a number of shops selling souvenirs there, but at Rossio square I bought the same things at much cheaper prices. There is a small shop 10-20 meters before tram 15 last stop in Praça da Figueira, and I guess there must be plenty of souvenir selling stores around as well.

Visited October 2012
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“Portugal, lisbon Visits”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Lisbon's most monumental and historical area is Belem. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery: Prince Henry the Navigator and the first overseas expedition to conquer Ceuta in Morocco, Bartholomeu Dias to round the Cape of Good Hope, the first voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama to discover the sea route to India, and Christopher Columbus stopped here on his way back to Europe after discovering the New World. Very historical Beautiful area full of Tourists. walking distance to many areas of food, pastries, garden in front of Belem Palace. But the best place for a drink and pastries is the cafe Antiga Confeitaria de Belem which has been serving delicious custard tarts Portuguese famous Pastries yum yum Good:)

Visited May 2012
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“To eat or drink”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

There's a lot of restaurants and bars all around Belem... and the place is really beautifull, very different to the center, both are sorprising...

Visited January 2012
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