Belém Tower

Local nameTorre de Belém
LocationBelém, Lisbon, Portugal

Built in 1519, this tower is one of the most prominent landmarks of Lisbon. It used to serve as a defence tower during the Age of Discoveries and it is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Designed by Francisco de Arruda, this fortified tower serves as an example of Portuguese Manueline architecture, though other architectural styles can also be spotted. The tower is made of beige-white limestone, which comes from the Lisbon area. Motifs decorating the tower depict several historical figures, such as Vincent of Saragossa, the patron saint of Lisbon and Valencia.

The terrace can be accessed and it offers perfect views of the surrounding area.

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Lisbon: Belém Tower Entrance Ticket from 10 USD

Admission

Adults: €6
Seniors (65+), students: €3
Children (up to 12): free

Combined ticket with Mosteiro dos Jerónimos + Museu Nacional de Arqueologia: €12

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belém_Tower

Official Website http://www.torrebelem.pt/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TorredeBelem

Email mjeronimos@igespar.pt

Phone +351 213 620 034

Address Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

Coordinates 38°41'29.813" N -9°12'57.273" E

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