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“A day out at the seaside”
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
Ranked #7 of 473 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Belem is an area not to be missed as it has so many attractions to see. The magnificent cathedral, torres tower. carriage museum.and a choice of lovely Portugese restauants linig the park next to Mcdonalds.

1  Thank lesleydoh
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Do not miss Belem, even if you have little time. Take a taxi, go first to the Monumento dos Descobrimentos, a nice homage to the courage of the Portuguese, who faced the unknown in search of other lands. Then go ahead and visit Torre de Belém, a fort that was situated in the middle of the Tagus River in the 1500s. See the copy of the plane Gago Coutinho used to cross the Atlantic, before Lindbergh. Then go to Jeronimos, the monastery that in itself is worth a visit. See the gothic church and the tombs of Vasco da Gama, the navigator, and Luis de Camões, the poet. After, walk back to Fábrica de Pastéis de Bel'ém, for a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with delicious '"pastéis de nata". Don't miss it.

1  Thank Sarment0
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

if you have a sweet tooth and you want to taste a little bit of heaven...don't miss the belems @ Pasteis de Belem. Don't be turned off by the usual line. It usually moves quickly and it guarantees a steady supply of fresh, warm belems. Remember to add cinnamon and sugar. Just the thought of them makes me drool!

1  Thank caminodesotobb
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great to see, pretty crowded a little difficult to figure out how to get there as there is a railroad along the main street. Look for the underpass and walk under to get to the Belem also easy to get to take bus No.15.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you're in Lisbon it's a must to visit this town on the river and see the bridge with the statue that resembles the one of Jesus Christ in Brazil. See the Belem tower and the monastery and also there is a contemporary art museum which is free entrance. It is amust to try the Belém pasties!!!

2  Thank Jo A
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