Torre de Belém

Highly recommended
The tower was originally built in 1519 in the middle of the Tagus to defend the Hieronymite monastery and to serve as a lighthouse. Since the earthquake altered the course of the river, this five-storey Manueline tower now stands next to a beach. The Romanesque-Gothic structure is adorned with Venetian-style loggias and small domes like those in Morocco. Jutting out from the tower, facing the sea is a platform. On the ground floor, visitors will see the openings through which prisoners were thrown into the pits below.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Avenida de Brasília

Price:

7 €

Opening hours

May-Sep: daily except Mon 10am-6.30pm; Oct-Apr: daily except Mon 10am-5.30pm

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