Belém Tower, Lisbon

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A World Heritage Site, Belém Tower played an important role in Portuguese exploration during the Age of Discoveries. View the native beige-white limestone used in this Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style. King John II commissioned a defense system to be built at the end of the 15th century. The tower was not built until later, under King Manuel I, and was finally completed in 1519. Though the tower has seen many changes and additions to its original structure, it is still most famous for its beautiful 15th century architecture. As you explore, you'll discover the historical value of this site, which served as a defense at the mouth of the Tagus river and as a prison to many over several centuries. With our custom trip planner, Lisbon attractions like Belém Tower can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We have seen Belém before Easter and the tower with the sea a little envravecido, spectacular and brilliant I recommend visit
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  • The whole of the tourist parts of Belem are really interesting. Queuing was a bit slow but worth the wait.  more »
  • Walk way across the sea - in rough weather you can get wet Lots of steps to the top but good views when you get there. Signage is poor and a bit peculiar so be careful you don't go round twice  more »
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  • If you’re in Belém then you need to come here. Be sure to buy your ticket before hand as the line can get long. To buy your ticket before hand go to Jerónimos Monastery. Be sure to go to the front doors. There is never a lineup there. With ticket in hand walk to the tower and bypass the line. Enjoy!
  • Beautiful tower to behold in sunny weather. It is extremely windy due to the close diasance to the sea. A good thing to know is that the stairways to the upper floors are very narrow and long. It takes quite some time to get through it all because of all visitors, but it's worth while for those who are interested.
  • Iconic, beautiful and easy to get to. Sunsets are beautiful here and there are plenty of great places nearby to enjoy wine or the views. You can't miss this place when cruising around Lisbon. A beautiful example of nature and history colliding!!!
  • Really a wonderful place, a must see if you are in the area!! Buy the Lisboa Card for free entry and to skip the line!! Best 40€ spent.
  • A Unesco world heritage site. Such a wonderful architecture. Looks amazing at night specially on a full moon

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