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Torre de Belem

Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Torre de Belem in August 2017..... it was super busy with a queue that was at least a 1 hour wait to get inside. Suggest if visiting Lisbon to go during a different time of year... as you will spend a lot of...More

Thank JDERV
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't have much time here and the line to get in was very long. We decided not to go in, but it looks beautiful from the outside. We took great pictures by the water. Watch out for all the vendors walking around trying to...More

1  Thank nicmccormick
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tower was built between 1514 and 1520 as a ceremonial gateway and a part of the defence system for the Tagus River. We did t enter the tower itself as there was a very long line and moving very slowly and from the top...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved visiting this historical landmark that I had read about which was the starting point for many of the Portuguese discovery voyages. Loved the deep history behind this site.

1  Thank mikeyg624
Reviewed 3 days ago

A magnificent piece of history well worth the wait. And after a chance to put your tired feet in the sea as the tide comes in over the steps.

Thank Madmikemacgyver1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty on the outside but the queues were too long to stand in line to see it. Unfortunately, in Belem, tour buses come in the morning and the town gets inundated with tourists which makes even the simplest stop most painful. You can buy a...More

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the tower after visiting the monastery, however it's around a 20 min walk & there is only one place to cross over the tram line. Beautiful building outside - cannot comment on the inside as did not go in,

Thank LoopyLouRTW
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Belem Tower is located in a beautiful area of the city of Lisbon, along the lovely lengthy Lisbon harbour. Built around 1520 to defend the estuary and the nearby Jeronimos Monastery this powerful edifice jutting out into the river was the last point of...More

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a beautiful structure from the outside, and not going in would be a shame as the view from the top is lovely. That said, if the line is very long (longer than the access bridge), don't bother. You will have to wait once...More

Thank Vesna B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The only tip is that if you want to visit this place is better to get a combine ticket with Jeronymos Monastery. Otherwise you have to wait about 1,5h to get in. Sos!!lisbon card holders don't receive a priority queue..

1  Thank Kostas E
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Belem
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
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lbmastiff
13 September 2017|
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Response from Danielle777 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on the other side of the dual carriageway. You have to walk over the footbridge; it's very easy!
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AVasNYC
26 August 2017|
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Response from VIvian666 | Reviewed this property |
There is a whole area of food carts and a market very close. We were on line for the torre de belem and my adult children went to get food and they said it was delicious.
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teddymbear
11 June 2017|
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Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the Lisbon card but I did see these being used at the monastery so I assume so (we bought a joint ticket for Belem +monastery)
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