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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Belem Tower is worth visiting, beautiful location with lots of photo opportunities, be prepared to line up to go inside or pre book tickets.

Thank DeV67
Reviewed yesterday

We hoped to go to Belem on the tram but it was replaced by a bus. No problem, it generally followed the tramlines most of the way. Just a few kilometres from the centre of Lisbon, Belem is well worth a visit, not least because...More

Thank bfltd0
Reviewed yesterday

It's a beautiful tower. Go there early to avoid the crowd and bus loads of tour groups. Don't bother to line up to enter the tower. It's not worth it.

Thank Griffin Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

On the waterfront at Belem. Make it one of the things you see but i wouldn't bother to queue to get inside the wait is horrendous. cafes and restaurants nearby and a museum/ art galleries and loads of other stuff close by too.

Thank JaneWindermere
Reviewed 2 days ago

it was so busy wehn I visited I walked round the outside which is very impressive. Willl go in next time I hope. The whole of Balem is worth a visit - several museums close by and the fab Mosteiro do Jeronimos which has to...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Parking can be difficult but Belem is a nice area to have a walk, visit the sites or sit in the park. There is even a McDonalds if your kids are having withdrawal symptoms !!!

Thank Maddie_StMaur
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the long wait to get into this historical tower, it is still worth the time and $. It is a magnificent tribute to Lisbon's and Portugal's history. It's in a neighborhood that is close to Jeronimo's Cathedral and the best pastry de nata. A...More

Thank kidzkafe
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Torre de Belem in August 2017..... it was super busy with a queue that was at least a 1 hour wait to get inside. Suggest if visiting Lisbon to go during a different time of year... as you will spend a lot of...More

Thank JDERV
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have much time here and the line to get in was very long. We decided not to go in, but it looks beautiful from the outside. We took great pictures by the water. Watch out for all the vendors walking around trying to...More

Thank nicmccormick
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tower was built between 1514 and 1520 as a ceremonial gateway and a part of the defence system for the Tagus River. We did t enter the tower itself as there was a very long line and moving very slowly and from the top...More

Thank Anthony S
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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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lbmastiff
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!
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AVasNYC
26 August 2017|
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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.
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teddymbear
11 June 2017|
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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)
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