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  Torre de Belem
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      Belem Tower
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It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late Gothic style, the Manueline, to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama. This defensive, yet elegant construction has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to the Portuguese power during the Age of the Great Discoveries. In 1983 it was classified, together with the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Admission: 3 ?
for more info check http://www.mosteirojeronimos.pt/web_torre_belem/flash_tb/index.html

Address: Belem
Directions: Take the Tram 15E to Belem Tower ( not to Belem)
Phone: +351 21 362 0034
Website: http://www.torrebelem.pt/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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