Belém Tower

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General Information

The Belém Tower also known as ‘Tower of St Vincent’ is a fortified tower located in the Belem area of the city of Lisbon, Portugal.  The tower was built on the north bank of the Tagus between 1514 and 1520 during the reign of Manual I, it was a key part of the Tagus defence system. The structure was built with limestone to a Portuguese Manueline style with hints of other architectural styles. The tower stands at 38.4 metres high. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Portugal's most loved sights.

Getting there

The Tower is situated on the coast outside of the city centre, it is accessible by the city of Lisbon’s transport system. By tram, take the number 15 line to Belem. By Train, take any train to Belem via the ‘Cascáis’ Line. By bus, take the 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51 or 112 buses.

Opening Times and Admission

The tower is open to the public everyday of the week except from festive holidays. It runs on a seasonal time table, October to April 10am-5pm and May to September 10am-6.30pm. Prices are set at 6 euros for adults with discount for children.

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Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 10:56

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Picturesque monument on the water. A national landmark which is quite cheap and easy to get too.

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