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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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+351 21 362 0034
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.

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Touristy but so worth it

While we generally don't like guided tours this experience was worth it The tower is very beautiful with great views and super interesting history

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

While we generally don't like guided tours this experience was worth it The tower is very beautiful with great views and super interesting history

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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An impressive landmark, the tower is definitely worth seeing. However, do not go inside, the line is huge and there is really not much to see.

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Picturesque tower at the end of a scenic walk by the river ( if you get the train to belem). There are some great views from the top! However it is situated in a park whick is currently undergoung along of maintaince which detracted from the atmosohere.

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Took a local train from Cais do Sodre . It takes approx 12 minutes one way . It is a 20 minute walk on a level surface . It is a historic building . It is not a must see attraction but a beautiful pudis of architecture front the outside. There are other attractions nearby which have free entry -... More 

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Vigo, Spain
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Really nice village. Dont think you are going to a village full of things. Just few terraces (€) and a really nice place to walk, chill and spend the day. Not a lot of places to eat around the harbour. Worth visiting!

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London, United Kingdom
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A very pretty tower from the outside. Waited 45 minutes to buy a ticket; overtaken by multiple coach tours that seemed to have priority. Eventually got to the upper ramparts where...we faced another 45 minute queue to get in to the Tower! Wanting to get some semblance of our lives back we called it quits. Shame really, the €6 to... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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we took a cycle tour from the city to Belem. The tower is the typical endpoint. Worth to have a look,take some pictures and .. of we go... If you would be interested in the historical background and would consider a visit, then the overcrowded bridge with a long queue waiting tourist would probably make you think twice.. Read the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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The tower worth the visit, it's a beautiful building. However be prepared for crowds to get in, to get to the top of the tower and to get down again.

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Surrounding is very nice! I dont like to wait in the queue. But you can also spend time around it. Worth to visit!

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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This fortified tower on the Tagus river is a Unesco World Heritage site built in the early sixteenth century to help defend the city. It is a prominent example of Manueline style.It is an impressive building and relatively close to other prominent sites.

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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