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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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+351 21 362 0034
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.

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Lovely view

Took the bus out to belem. The tower was lovely. But there was a massive questions so we just took pictures and dandered around.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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Took the bus out to belem. The tower was lovely. But there was a massive questions so we just took pictures and dandered around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Torre de Belem is the tower which defends the city back in the days from incoming enemy. It is built between the river Tagus and the Atlantic ocean. The tower is just minutes away from the monument of the great Portuguese Explorers such as Vasco da Gama.

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Well absolutely nightmare, hats of to a reviewer who suggested you brought a ticket at the monastery. But from then it went downhill yes we cut the queues to get it but then had to queue to climb the tower. To many people and no one in charge. Would I visit again NO.

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We missed the admission - closes at 5:30pm, but still was able to walk up pretty close to this lovely monument. Very scenic and nearby outdoor cafes and bars made it for a nice sunset

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

While one can get views of this tower at the waters edge, one gets a better view being on the river. There was a long line of people waiting to get inside (which we skipped).

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Russia, Ohio
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The line was long the day we visited but you can still get a great experience just by walking around the area as it is popular with tourist but not crowed in April when we visited.

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Petawawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of the must see but don't waist the time to visit inside, nothing special and you could also wait in line to go up. The view is ok that's it.

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One of the "must see" tourist attractions. You can sit next to the river and relax.... It'connected with public transport..

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Thank Oseeye
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One can feel the history when strolling through Belém. Impressing. It's good to go early in the morning to avoid crowds, or just have a stroll back to town with breaks of course....

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Kids were excited to go, but very disappointed as it was closed due to workers strike. But the view was great, and at end kids were happy as they played in the water for half day.

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Belem
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 delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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