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Review of Torre de Belem

Torre de Belem
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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 April 26, 2014

Well worth the busy tram journey along the coast to see the gardens, monuments and churches. Although it was busy lots of space to sit and walk

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

This majestic tower was the gateway to Lisbon and also the defence. System at the entrance to the Tagus River. The hop on hop off bus stopped here after the Jeronimas Monastery. It is designed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

This structure is one of the most pure "Manueline" structures in Portugal. The views from the tower are great. There is a bit of a line to get in but it's much shorter than the Monastery O Jeronimos -buy your ticket for the monastery here and skip the line at the monastery which is REALLY long. Don't skip this site- you'll be missing one of the most beautiful buildings in Portugal.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great view, not really worth it for the price. Lots of very narrow stairs and people but there is a good system to let people know whether or not it is safe to go up or down.

Thank Cwm_2013
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Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

It's pretty awe inspiring to think that Vasco da Gama sailed past this and knew he was home.. It's right on the river, close locale to several other major sights so it's convenient sightseeing. The tower was closed for the Easter holiday when we were there but there's a nice area around it to relax and take a load off for a bit.

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