Travel Attractions

Belém Tower

Belém Tower

Belém Tower

Quick facts about Belém Tower

Belém Tower, together with Jerónimos Monastery is a part of UNESCO World Heritage site in Lisbon, Portugal.

Built in early 16th century, it was a symbol of Portugal’s exploration power and it was used as the main departure and arrival point of many worldwide sea quests at the time.

Today, this is the most recognizable landmark of Lisbon and Portugal in general and serve as a historic reminder of Portugal’s glorious past.

It is situated on the northern bank of the Tagus River and accessible from the western end of the Avenida de Brasília by a small bridge.

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Top hotels near Belém Tower

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is a popular choice amongst travelers in Lisbon, whether exploring or just passing through. Featuring a satisfying list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one.

Palacio Belmonte

Palacio Belmonte

There are a total of 10 rooms on the premises. This attractive hotel provides the ideal base for both sightseeing and business.

Dom Pedro Lisboa

Dom Pedro Lisboa

Located in Baixa, Dom Pedro Lisboa is a perfect starting point from which to explore Lisbon. The property has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Interesting facts about Belém Tower

  • It was designated as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
  • It was built to protect Bay of Belem from attacks.
  • The tower contains dungeons that were used as a prison.
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