"Pedrao dos Descubrimientos" Torre de Belém - Tower of Belém Tip by el_ruso

Torre de Belém - Tower of Belém, Lisbon: 224 reviews and 444 photos


The monument to Portuguese exploration, built in mid-XXth century, is a great place to learn about the extraordinary contribution of this small nation to the world history, from discovering neighboring islands to voyages to India and Japan. You can also go up to the top to get some of the best views Belem and the rest of Lisbon. Fee is E4.

The Portuguese used to leave the stone stellas at the point of the furthest exploration, called pedraos, which is the reason for the name of this monument.

Address: Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa
Directions: Belem
Phone: +351 21 362 0034
Website: http://www.torrebelem.pt/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jan 12, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“So many places to see! So little time!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 3 9 1

Have you been to Lisbon?

  Share Your Travels