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Torre de Belem

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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Torre (tower) de Belém was built in 1515 as a means of defending Lisbon from possible invaders and was named a UNESCO Site because of its rich maritime history. If you plan to climb the Tower, you should begin your day here, just as Portugal’s famous...More

Thank ramchabi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So busy we did not attempt to queue for so long. Looks great from the outside. First or last opening times for a visit perhaps.

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful historic site but opted out of the tour due to lines. Recommend getting tickets in advance and hire a guide to get full experience

Thank KathyC2375
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we were ar the monastery we found we were able to get tickets for the tower at the same time. Wow, what a time savings. Once we figured out there was a buy ticket line and a with ticket line it probably saved us...More

Thank AndrewN2967
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very interesting tower. Originally constructed for the defense of Lisbon. It is built in the water. You must enter via a walkway constructed over the water, and across the drawbridge. We had a Lisbon card and entry was a breeze. The lower...More

Thank Lostagainadvisor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful area to straw on the side walk. Marvelous statues around. It makes. You feel the proud of the Portuguese with their ancestors the world traveller and discoveries

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend everyone to go see Torre de Belém - from the outside garden. The tower itself was a bit disappointing. I would prefer to learn much more about the history of the tower. On the plus side. There is a lovely view from...More

Thank mheiselberg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get there early and you probably won't have to cueue up. It's a very interesting place to look around and the boards inform you of the place.

Thank borborbet
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an incredible place. You will take a lot of pictures from all sides and keep a great memory of your visit

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tower has changed its scope over centuries many times. Built originally around 1500 for defensive purposes, today's is mostly an attraction an nothing more. Tickets costs 6 euros, just in case you need to know. Nearby there's a nice park where you can have...More

Thank Andrea M
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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
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Response from Bruno V | Reviewed this property |
The best way yo have info in first hand is to contact them directly, i'm sure they will help you and answer all your questions.. Have fun!!!
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Response from Allyson H | Reviewed this property |
Hippo trip buses are amphibious bus/boats that take you on a tour of the city and the river. It doesn’t go underwater.
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Response from Stephy_M97150 | Reviewed this property |
We got the Lisboa card and all 3 monuments were included as well as the metro/tramway/bus services. Excellent value if you are planning on visiting couple of museums/monuments. You can buy it online and pick it up at the... More
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