We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Go on a Sunday” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
Book In Advance
$40.95*
and up
2-Hour Sailing Boat Trip in Lisbon
Ranked #18 of 407 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Ireland
Level Contributor
80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Go on a Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

On a lovely Sunday in October we went to Belem. It is a great place, vibrant, and full of history. We walked along the promenade to Torre de Belem. On a Sunday many attractions are free including the Torre de Belem. There was a queue but it didn't take long to get inside. The structure is very photogenic both inside and out and it is great way to spend an hour. Traffic lights inside mean only a certain amount of people are in any one area at a given time, so it is never overpacked.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Lynda1961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

19,929 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9,094
    7,648
    2,566
    438
    183
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Wales
Level Contributor
66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Out of a fairytale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Short stop here to see this wonderful old tower - not to be missed! We didn't go inside as we didn't have time, but the tower itself is so magical, that was enough.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Cymru-Bagpuss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice building, nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We decided to climb all the stairs in the tower, hoping we would enjoy the view. It paid off, climbing the stairs was very exciting for my children (we pretended we were knights:)), we had lots of fun with "traffic lights" - there are traffic light on the stairs, making the traffic one way in order to avoid jams (the staircase is very narrow). The surrounding area is nice as well. There is a little bar near by (where I had the most expensive coffee in Lisbon - but still cheap compared to my home country). Overall I recommend the visit, provided that you have time for it.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank ajetamc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level Contributor
298 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Great setting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank LondonKaytee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank Kinnickinnick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Torre de Belem also viewed

Lisbon, Lisbon District
Lisbon, Lisbon District
 
Lisbon, Lisbon District
Lisbon, Lisbon District
 

Been to Torre de Belem? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing