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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Reviewed today

Just enjoy the sight outside and do not bother to go in if there is a lot of people because it is only interesting if you get the feel of bygone years, enjoying the view of the Tagus river.

Thank 262sasha
Reviewed today via mobile

There are two lines but you wouldn't know it! The left line is for people without a ticket and the right is for people with a ticket. The center path is for people exiting. Get there early and this won't be an issue. Arrive around...More

Thank aamaya81
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice and if there was no queues then it would be fine. The queue though was ridiculous which made it not so worth while.

Thank LC9490
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If I were visiting again I'd walk around the outside to enjoy the setting and not bother with queuing to go in. Only 120 people can be inside the tower at any time so there's a long queue to get in. However what made our...More

Thank innismhor
Reviewed yesterday

It is a beautiful landmark, and piece of architecture, but the museum itself is really lacking. There is a fee to get in- nothing big, but even then I didn't feel it was worth it. It's small, many dead-ends, so the insane amount of people...More

Thank sarahsV457NK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice tower...was a prison and is now a prison for box ticking tourists. The queue is insane....not really worth the wait but if you love taking photos then join the line.

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is searching with tourists and there is a constant long line to get into the tower. It is nice though to walk by and have a look. The tower makes an impressive statement on the importance of the seafarers of the older days...More

Thank Ole-Asker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited fairly early so queue minimal but Lisboa Card did not allow us to bypass this so a hot wait in blazing sun. Small but historic building but there are 93 steps to get to the top once inside so beware if you are not...More

Thank cc1509
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice architecture. Really difficult to get inside, lots of people, almost 30 min to get in. To really appreciate this monument you must book a boat tour, thats the best way

Thank christytayl0r
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to get to the top you need to be patient. It is however a beautiful building to see. We took a taxi from Ave. Liberdad which cost us €9

Thank Tore T
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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10 June 2017|
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)
22 May 2017|
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Response from TomA2 | Reviewed this property |
If I'd had it to do over I wouldn't go inside the tower at all. It's not worthwhile. And you're very likely to end up with wet ruined shoes.
10 October 2016|
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Response from mta747 | Reviewed this property |
We got a multi ticket which covered the monastery, museum and tower for €16. The ticket for monastery & museum was €12 & by going to the museum entrance & paying you can avoid the long queues for the monastery.