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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 362 0034
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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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We visited the Tower on our final day, as it was situated within walking distance of our hotel. Very interesting, and the views from the tower were amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Tower on our final day, as it was situated within walking distance of our hotel. Very interesting, and the views from the tower were amazing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This tourist spot is beautiful and holds a lot of history. The photographic views of the seaside and the tower itself makes it worth-visiting. One downside is that it is quite difficult to get to and move around inside if you have a wheelchair or child's buggy with you. It is a few minutes walk from Jerónimos monastery, another tourist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A well preserved piece of history. The top of the tower gives you a great view of Belem and the surrounding waters.

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Thank clarity1911
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower itself is the real centerpiece here, so if you don't want to spend the entrance fee or there's a long queue, just focus on the view from outside. There are many angles for taking great photos of the tower and you can get close enough to see the architectural details. This is the one iconic place to see,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ancient tower dates back to the middle ages and is worth seeing. A queue to get in can be a little slow but at this time of year was not too bad. Sun was shining so we did'nt mind. It is well organised and only 120 people allowed climb the 90 or so steps at a time and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if in the Lisbon area. Really cool tower and a great educational experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was an amazing place to visit therefore but it was very windy! There´re not many things to see inside of it but it is one of the things to visit in Lisbon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very small attraction. The lower battery and prison holds might be a hit with children. However you will be possibly waiting 30 minutes to take the right winding staircase to the top. They allow large groups, but as you would guess it is a long wait to get down. I was questioning if it was worth the wait... Not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With a student card the tower only costs 3€, there were incredible views however there was a queue to get in and then a queue to get up the stairs and then a queue to get down and so we wasted so much time at the tower just waiting around when we could have done something else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic building on the edge of the river, fantastic views well worth a visit if you are in Lisbon Portugal.

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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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