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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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+351 21 362 0034
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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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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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower is impressive, but there were long lines for tickets and the one-way passage up the tower. As much has been written about the architectural delights, I'll limit review on how to beat the entrance line, legally. When arriving in Belem, go first to the Museu Nacional De Arqueologia (walk around the 100's or 1000's lining up for Jeronimos... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have combined our visit to Belem with a trip on the Hippo Trip which is half way to Belem from Lisbon city. Torre de Belem is certainly worth the visit and Belem itself is beautiful. Make sure to not only visit the Torre but also Belem itself. Try the famous Pasteis de Belem and also pass by the nice... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great building to visit. Walk all around to take lots of photos. You can also pay to go inside.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building but the long queues for the top terrace meant we skipped that. To be honest you don't even have to go in. Seeing it from the outside is good enough.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointingly I was unable to access the tower due to industrial action. The area around the tower is very popular and had a real buzz to it. The tower looks amazing just a shame I couldn't get inside.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Expect long queues to get into this small monument situated in the sea, but not much to see once in. Nice open space around the area.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Belem area is a great area to explore in Lisbon, including a walk along the waterfront which contains many attractions. The Torre de Belem is striking along the waterfront.

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We had intended to be up early and off to Belem on Tram 15, but it didn't go to plan. Consequently, when we arrived at the tower, the queues were very long, and not moving fast. It was also 27° with no shade. There seemed to be a faster queue for pre-purchased tickets, but for Lisbon Card holders like ourselves,... More 

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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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