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Torre de Belem

Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 362 0034
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Reviewed yesterday

once upon the time, it was in the middle of the river, to control the ships' traffic; now, it's like a peninsula it's tiny, nice, it's manuelin, it's full of history visit and think to the old times take care, the final hour to enter...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unfortunately we went when it was closed. You should get informed before heading to visit it as it is closed on one of the week days. Surrounding area is nice to walk and visit other places.

Thank Nitesh P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As title, a great tower with great history. Delighted to see money raised goes towards combatants and their support. Tram 15 to Belem and then a short walk along the waterside brings you to this fabulous building.

Thank Alastair K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even after the rain had just stopped the queue for here was pretty long straight away. It isn't the biggest of the tourist attractions, but worth having a look around, especially for the views out of the windows along the river.

Thank APimlott23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful tower was built to protect the entrance to the Tagus river. It is one of the iconic sights of Lisbon and has a dramatic position on the banks of the Tagus with great views of the river and the Belem area. Christ the...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting, nice view, excellent architecture, astonishing building. Easy reachable by tram 15. My favorite monument in Lisabon.

Thank Vesna J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely. Not a lot to see but worth it if there isn’t a huge line. Be advised that once you wait in line to go to the very top, there can be an even longer wait in the sun for your turn to get back...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Belem tower served as part of fortification and defense system from 16th century. It is easily accessible from the nearby Monument of Discoveries alongside the banks of Tagus river. Very nice place and architecture. Compared to other parts of the cities there is much higher...More

Thank Petr J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really interesting. We got our ticket when visiting the Jeronimos Monastery so we did not have to wait so long. Dont queue on the lef which is the ticket queue, go up the right hand side to enter if you have a ticket.

Thank Peninoy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Belem Tower in Lisbon, the Torre de Belem, named after the name of the district in which it was built is one of the most important tourist attractions in Lisbon. Is also the most beautiful historic building I have ever seen. In 1983 Torre de...More

Thank Gregorio_7506
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
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Danielle777 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on the other side of the dual carriageway. You have to walk over the footbridge; it's very easy!
26 August 2017|
Response from VIvian666 | Reviewed this property |
There is a whole area of food carts and a market very close. We were on line for the torre de belem and my adult children went to get food and they said it was delicious.
11 June 2017|
Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the Lisbon card but I did see these being used at the monastery so I assume so (we bought a joint ticket for Belem +monastery)