Belém Tower

Lisbon, Portugal
4.6 / 5
An architectural monument of the 16th century, listed by UNESCO. The tower was erected in honor of the opening of Vasco da Gama to India, at different times it housed: a defensive fort, a powder warehouse, a prison, and a customs point. The construction was erected in the unique Portuguese style of Manuelino, almost lost by the XIX century. The facade and interior of the tower are decorated with priceless monuments of the era of great geographical discoveries.
Belém Tower
Address:Av. Brasília, Lisboa
Phone:+351 21 362 0034


This is a reasonably priced attraction and it has really nice views/photo opportunities of the river and waterfront. It's a VERY tough climb for anyone who will have trouble on stairs, though. Well regulated up/down system of red and green lights m.. Read more »


this attraction was worth the wait! So cool to be inside such an old building. The view from up there is amazing. There are some great photo opportunities.


It's a 500 year old building, not much to see inside, apart from fire cannons and some tiny window views.. It's busy on first Sundays of each month, as its free to Portuguese Citizen card holders. It's not that cheap for what it has to offer from in.. Read more »


This place is amazing. You can really see the culture and history of Lisabon / Portugal. If you are planning to come, my advice by heart is to visit this. You won't regret it !!!


Belem Tower is well worth the visit if you are catching sites throughout the Lisbon. We went there because of the historical connection between my in-laws and Belem, Brazil. It it a pleasant piece of history. There are vendors in the plaza nearby as .. Read more »


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