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Torre de Belém – The Lisbon Tower

The Belém Tower is located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It was built in 1515 as a fort to protect the entrance to the harbor, and was the place where the great seafarers and sailors usually stayed before their voyages.
It is often called the symbol of the city and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The visit to the Tower starts from the outside, on the steps in front of it. The base of the building is decorated with rhinos.


Above there are two statues, On the right the statue of the Archangel Michael and on the left the Saint Vincent, the saint of the city.


On the fourth floor stands the balcony with the curtains and a cross of the Order of Christ.

Through the corridor the visitor reaches the suspension bridge. The bridge along with the guillotine gate made access more difficult for intruders.


Entering from the bridge and the main entrance you are inside the handrail that houses the artillery of the Tower, with 17 cannon positions. The floor is sloping down to drain the water that enters the Tower.

In the center is a small open patio, surrounded by Gothic columns. It served as a means of dissolving smoke from cannon fire. Before going up, go out on the roof to see the main facade of the tower.

The rooms of the tower include the room of the governor, the king, the public and a chapel.

View from the terrace

Observe the details of the tower

The view from the windows of the rooms

From the roof of the tower the view is unique!

How are you going?

With buses 727, 28, 729, 714 and 751

By what tram 15

By suburban train at Belém station

By ferry to Belém Ferry station

Opening hours and ticket

October-May from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

May – September from 10 am to 6:30 pm.

It is closed every Monday all year round, New Year, Easter, May Day and Christmas day.

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