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Address: Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110, Cape Verde
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Nice replica

We did not go inside, but it holds a sea museum. It's a replica from the one you can visit in Lisboa, at smaller scale.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
MarinaF73
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Barcelona, Spain
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Torre de Belem has been beautifully restored and now houses a most informative museum about San Vicente's history - the sort of place that gives you just the right amount of detail, not too much, not too little. Visit first thing in the morning, climb up to the terrace on the third floor and you'll get a great view... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We did not go inside, but it holds a sea museum. It's a replica from the one you can visit in Lisboa, at smaller scale.

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Thank MarinaF73
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This castle is a classic one. A dongeon compleately empty, a deck with a few cannons, a roof with a view and finnaly, after waiting more than half an hour in line, a tower with just one more view over Belem. Well, it is on UNESCO list, but still a bit boring.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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225 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting that much, but this sight still managed to disappoint. While looking for the tower we had read about, we at first couldn't find it. When we did find it, we realized we had walked past a few times, not realizing it was THE tower.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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171 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The tower is nothing to write home about. If you pass by, it is worthwhile to enter the little museum in the tower for 20 minutes.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

A poor miniature copy of the original. Go ahead a few meters and watch the fish market. We didn't visit the museum inside; maybe this could have improved our opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

In the centre of Mindelo, near the fish market and beach where you can watch the catch bring gutted (eels arrive in wheelbarrows!), lies the tower. A clean and well presented copy of Lisbon's gem. This is Cape Verde, Africa so there is a twist. It is smaller than the original but in keeping with the size of its setting.... More 

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Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

When I walked by the sea in the island of Mindelo and I saw this tower, I knew it was reminding me about something familiar: in fact I read after that it was supposed to be a copy of the Tower of Belem near Lisbon. Not a great copy, but I suppose they made their best, and it also captures... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
363 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This small tower stands out along the seafront, and is in good condition. But it is a reminder of the Island's colonial past, and looks unusual where it is situated. It does however house a small maritime museum, which can be visited for a small fee.

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Thank Andrew C
Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

The tower was built in 1937 during the Salazar dictatorship. The reason was to add some Portuguese heritage to a town built by the English. The tower houses Museum of Porto Grande which is of limited interest. The best thing about the tower is the view from the top floor.

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