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The Tower of Belém - Lisbon


The Tower of Belém was ordered by King Manuel I, and was raised on the exact point where Vasco da Gama sailed for India. It has been declared a Human World Heritage by UNESCO.
The tower was built in 1519 by the Arruda brothers Francisco and Diogo, to protect the city from the assaults of pirates. It's a gothic masterpiece of the Manueline period, and includes the little watching towers and Venetian loggias.

Torre di Belem Lisbona

Built on the mouth of the river, the tower is separated from the dryland through a narrow water channel, which completely disappears when there is low ebb. A visit of the balcony situated on top of the tower is unmissable. The panorama is sublime. The Tower is accessed through an iron corridor , which replaces the original drawbridge. From here you can enjoy a lovely sight over the river and the 25th April bridge.

Belem Tower
Avenida de Brasília
Tel. +351.21.3620034
Opening times:
Tue-Sun.: 10am -17pm (oct.-apr); 10am-18:30pm (Mai -Sep.); last admission 30' before closing time. Closed on Mondays and feast days.
Full ticket: Euro 4,00
Combined ticket Belém Tower + Monastery: Euro 8,00
Combined ticket Lisboa Monumental (Torre de Belém+Monastery+Palácio da Ajuda): Euro 10,00
- Adults over 65 and disabled people: Euro 2,00;
- Young Card holders: Euro 1,60;
- families : the reduction is applied on the ticket of one of the two parents accompanying two or more children under 18): Euro 2,00.
Free admission for everybody within 14 pm on feast days, for kids under 14 and for Lisboa Card holders

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