Torre de Belem, Mindelo

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Monument · Tourist Spot
A replica of a similar structure located in Lisbon, Torre de Belem once housed the harbor master's office. The building was restored by the Portuguese government in 2002. Our Mindelo online journey planner makes visiting Torre de Belem and other Mindelo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A museum of the sea; with many old pictures of how the port looked , when it was an important coaling station for shipping. The history of the visiting whaling ships needing local people to work upon....  more »
  • Just a copy of the Belem Tour of Lisboa, nothing special here. It is close to the sea and the city center.  more »
  • Iconic Portuguese landmark. Though there is not much to see inside it is worth it for being inside this very recognizable location and you can also get some very nice views of the area around and the river. There are 3 main floors where you can go outside (plus a few others only with indoor divisions). If you want to go to the top need to climb several stairs but not that hard to do. Generally there are lines to get in but overall worth the wait.
  • Easy public transportation to the monument. Was extremely busy so never actually went it. Wandered the amazing exterior on the beach front and further surroundings and spoke in length with the many tourists exiting and locals whom said that it's definitely worth a visit but during quieter time. I did enjoy the walk outside as there is still much to see for free and no bustle of queue's.

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