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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0034
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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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Lovely building, worth a visit, preferably in the summer since it's a bit cold and windy in the winter. Few nearby restaurants that are ok, wouldn't visit for the food but good... read more

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Corte Madera, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This very unusual building represented a unique moment in history, when Portugal was at it's zenith of power. This buildiing is several floors of a "fortress", with tiny corridors to the edge of the building, and a tight spiral staircase up the upper floors. I enjoyed it for it's unuiqe architecture, historical importance, and the view of the river. Crowded,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely building, worth a visit, preferably in the summer since it's a bit cold and windy in the winter. Few nearby restaurants that are ok, wouldn't visit for the food but good for a coffee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Lisbon, leave everything you are doing and run to the Tower of Belem at the end of the day to enjoy the wonderful sunset where the waters of the Tejo River come to kiss your feet. Moments of pure poetry.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

located edge of river Thejo. Ver atractive view Vasqe Da Gama Bridge and huge Jesus statue. You may have Gjinha and sıt on their folded chair from vine with a view company. Enjoy it!

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sunny day, mid morning, the place was thronged with visitors but the tower was closed to the public. It's off-season and the time of year for maintenance but I couldn't see any sign of work going on. It is still extremely photogenic and much closer to the shore than I imagined. A very interesting sight. Lots more to see in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should not miss this, if you go to Jeronimos. It is just about fifteen minutes walk away. And if you are feeling peckish, there are plenty of wayside food stalls to provide you with sustenance. The views are really good, and you can get some good photos, both inside, outside, and looking outside from inside. A bit claustrophobic in... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really exceptional building and well worth the effort to visit. It is especially lovely at night when it is lit up, surrounded by water it really is quite romantic but also quite creepy. We travelled by Tram from Lisbon city centre and it was a very pleasant journey. There are many other sights to see close to... More 

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Arizona City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This would be just an average "tower" to visit, but the setting is beautiful on the edge of the water. One thing (if you want a picture or such) is that on the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms, the windows that face the entrance open up. You can open the windows and stick your head out for a great photo... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is definitely nice place and something that you should see. Just pay attention when to go, I recommend during morning because it is so crowded latter. We went there to see the tower but nobody expected that we would lose 1h. The line to get there, the line to go up, and there is no way to go down,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the location on the water. Quite small, doesnt take more than an hour to see. Free entry on the first Sunday of every month, which is very nice but makes it super crowded on those days. walking distance to jeronimo so can easily see both in an afternoon or morning

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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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