Torre de Belém

Price guide: Budget

Praça da Torre de São Vicente de Belém, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
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Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Torre de Belém

A 15th-century fortress protecting the mouth of the Rio Tejo.

A mix of Byzantine, Manueline and Gothic styles make up this imperious icon, which stands out over the city's estuary. Delicate stonework, arches and statuettes make up the many intricate details of the pretty structure, the highlight of which is a stone rhinoceros, found at the foot of the western tower.

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Entry is four euros, and free for children.

Expert tips: 
The water-top walkway which leads out to the tower can get splashed by waves on blustery days so bring water-proofs.
On New Year's Eve the city's main street party takes place here and along the surrounding waterfront.

More information on Torre de Belém:

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Landmark / monument
Praça da Torre de São Vicente de Belém, Lisbon
21 362 0034
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-6.30pm (5pm in winter months). Closed Mondays.

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