"Torre de Belém - II" Torre de Belem - Belem Tower Tip by micas_pt

Torre de Belem - Belem Tower, Belém: 27 reviews and 56 photos

  Torre de Belém
by micas_pt

Being in Belém and being also associated with Portuguese Discoveries overseas, this Tower could not fail avoid having so many nautical details:
. it was built where ships departed
. there is an image of Nossa Senhora do Bom Regresso (probably something like ?Our Lady of Good Return? in English) overlooking the River and departures; this image is a protector of sailors
. the knots and nautical cords sculpted on the Tower

I haven?t recently visited the Tower inside so I am not sure of how much is the actual entrance fee. But mainly, when entering the Tower you will walk on the open floor facing the River and therefore be able to admire the intricate stone carvings, the Our Lady I mentioned previously, the place where the sentinels kept watching and defending the city?s entrance and a Renaissance balcony on the Tower. Inside there?s not much to see, as I mentioned before.

Address: Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa,
Directions: On the waterfront

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 12, 2004
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