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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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This was one of my favorite places to see in Lisbon! The tower is truly a beautiful one of a kind construct, protected under UNESCO. Isolated on a river, it makes it even more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite places to see in Lisbon! The tower is truly a beautiful one of a kind construct, protected under UNESCO. Isolated on a river, it makes it even more special and great for taking pictures and just admiring the architecture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent half of afternoon there. Very nice attraction, were nice view and photos. really interesting and unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the premium spots in Lisbon that one must visit, we really enjoyed been there twicw during our visit, relaxing and having lunch by the river was awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The sky was so gloomy last 2nd January but this did not take off its beauty. It's just 10 minutes walk from Jeronimos monastery and I'm pretty sure there's public transportation closer to the tower. Sadly, it closes on Mondays so we didn't manage to get into the tower. I saw many pictures of the tower especially during sunset and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Following the advice of most visitors and guidebooks for Lisbon we visited Belem Tower. It is definitely one of the highlights of walking around Belem and Lisbon in general. Lots of history, beautiful views and great photographic options make it worth it. It feels different than many of the other castles and towers I've visited throughout Europe. Getting up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing spot. It is incredible how such a structure still survives, so much history. It is very nice place to visit, at sunset it offers wonderful sites.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its an important historical building in Lisbon, which is worth seeing. On a clear, sunny day, there is amazing views of the settlements across the river. The architecture of the building is stunning. However, other than good views and a beautiful building, there isnt much to do here. That said, it is worth a visit once in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must-see if ever in Lisbon. Especially if you're a history fan. This early 16th Century limestone tower is a wonder of its age, built by King John II for defense of the city when the city was barely on the map. I admit that I don't understand how this four-story tower protected anyone from anything, but they must have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a fun place to visit, though nothing extraordinary. It makes for a good Instagram posts and on a sunny day you can catch splendid views over the river

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Imagine yourself back in history setting sail from Lisbon and the last thing you see as you leave is the tower of Belem . Its an impressive building in its own right on riverside and its worth the longish walk from Belem railway station along the waterside .

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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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