"The tower of Belèm." Belém sightseeing Tip by Maurizioago

Belém sightseeing, Lisbon: 22 reviews and 26 photos


Favorite thing: This tower was built to serve as a lookout point over the Tagus river and to defend the port of Lisbon. It was used as a fortress, a prison, a lighthouse and also as a telegraph office and a custom post.

The tower of Belèm is the only monument built completely in Manueline style in Lisbon, even if some of its decorations date from the renovation of the 1840. Its construction begun in 1515 and ended in 1521.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2007
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