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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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Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Reviewed yesterday 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..

Thank Kostas E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

.... long queues, one ticket seller, different languages - all makes for a frustrating start. Very little signage and explanations within the tower which would have been useful. There appears to be a small shop within the compound which was closed at their busiest period...More

Thank Jimclevs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don t get me wrong if you are in the area stop by its along the waterfront and there is a war museum there. But there isn t. Much to it

Thank Paolo1005
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in line for 45 minutes for a 15 minute visit. There is not a lot to see, although there are good views from the top of the tower. May be just as good to take pictures of the outside and move on.

Thank SandyKNA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you come to Lisbon go there when the sun sets. Beautiful view. There are also very interesting museums around. Do not forget to try the famous pastries of Belem.

Thank Matina P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I admit I didn't brave the queue to go inside but it's a beautiful structure on its own on the outside. It's easy to find and it's possible to take amazing photos from various angles. There are also some cute stalls nearby for cocktails!

Thank JWhelan00
Reviewed 2 days ago

We dutifully walked over to the Torre after visiting the Monastery. Fortunately we had tickets so we didn't have to stand in line. Our family went up to the top of the tower and reported complete chaos. The stairs up only accommodates one line of...More

Thank stuart b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not many structures survived the great earthquake so I make a point of trying to visit them. This one has soul since the explorers had feelings sailing away from this structure and very different feelings sailing toward it after a long voyage. Boasts Manueline style...More

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Few buildings are as charming and evocative as Belem tower, with its architectural mixture of towers, turrets and battlements. It has now become one of Portugal's most potent national symbols. It was built between 1515 and 1520 and once stood proudly out in the river,...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to buy combo ticket with monastery for 2 euro extra and avoid queue. It's a good 30 min walk along the river to enjoy this. Inside stairs are narrow so if like me that makes you nervous don't go up to the top....More

Thank MartinBrophy
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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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!
25 August 2017|
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.
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)