Tower of Belém


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Tower of Belém

The Tower of Belém, officially the Tower of Saint Vincent, was built on the banks of the Tagus between 1515 and 1521 by King Manuel I of Portugal to guard the entrance to the port of Lisbon. Through the centuries it has served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers, as well as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. In 1983 the tower was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, together with the Jerónimos Monastery.

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  • Address: Torre de Belém, Avenida Brasília, Lisboa
  • Phone: +351 21 362 0034
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  • Address: Tue–Sun 10am–5:30pm, Mon closed