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“Great setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
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$40.04*
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2 Hour Sailing Boat Trip in Lisbon
Ranked #18 of 396 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.
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Fantastic building in great setting, though we decided not to pay to go inside. Nice walks along riverside to and from village centre

Visited October 2013
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The Torre is found in the Belem neighbourhood (west Lisbon) and can be reached on the tram, by train or by bus. The tram is the most expensive - so check out the bus. Although the guide books indicated that you could not climb up to the top level - this was not the case - and the view was incredible. The circular staircase is very steep and narrow - so consider this before going to the top. Check out the gargoyles - they are great. There is a fee to go into the bottom level but they did not check for tickets to go up to the top. You can save about 3 Euro a person if you buy a ticket for the monastery in Belem at the same time as the Torre.

Visited October 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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“Surrond by the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor,
You can by torre de belem + Mosterio dos jeronimos for 10,00 (best value).
Be prepared for so many steps to see the view upstairs.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Pretty average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The tower architecture was interesting enough to visit. The little posters with information about the tower were helpful.

Visited October 2013
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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“Super attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A commanding vista for this fortress. Many great photo opportunities at this site. It was windy, so bring a light jacket, just in case!

Visited November 2013
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