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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.

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Birthday trip out to Belem

Simple tram ride from Lisbon. Only €6 entry or you can purchase a €25 ticket for multiple sites entry. Small exhibition to this unescorted site. You need to be fit and not... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simple tram ride from Lisbon. Only €6 entry or you can purchase a €25 ticket for multiple sites entry. Small exhibition to this unescorted site. You need to be fit and not claustrophobic as the steps up the tower are tiny and narrow. The views are worth it as are stopping off on the way down to the lower levels.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Very good sunrises and sunsets here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This district encompasses many historical sites and monuments including the Belem Tower. It is an area not to be missed. You can take the tram no. 15E from Commerce Square and get off at Belem. Here we walked from Pasteis de Belem where we got off from the tram to the Belem Tower. You will need to take the bridge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this lovely place by snapping photos and we like the impressive surroundings. It is good to visit during march as the weather is the best .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a quick 20 minute walk about the tower. I don't think you need much time. When we came out of the tower, the sun was setting and people were playing music on the steps of the water and it was an amazing view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode in a Tuk-Tuk from the park over to the tower. You can go all the way to the top, but you must be patient. There is a limit on the number that can be in the tower. Great view and a good example of Manuelian architecture. A must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hadn't been inside here in a long while, but I had the Lisboa Card and free entry was included. Expect a very long wait, as they control how many people can be in the Torre at one time. I wouldn't plan to go here if I were crunched for time. The visit is nice, and the view right there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must to go and see this tower sits on the edge of the river and is a wonderful photo opportunity. There is a nice cafe by some market stalls a lovely place to have a custard tart and a drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited via the Hop On Hop Off bus , and found it to be a lovely area. The buildings, the monastery, and the special custard tart shop ( you have got to buy them !) were well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the visit!!! Nice view on the top of the tower. Enjoyed visiting. Can be long queles at peak times

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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 delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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