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Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

Portugal's caravels sailed off to conquer the great unknown from Belém, and today this leafy riverside precinct is a giant monument to the nation's Age of Discoveries. Belém Tower, or Torre de Belém, the much-photographed symbol of Portugal's maritime glory, is a stone fortress on the bank of the river Tagus dating from 1514 - 19. You can climb the tower, and look into the dungeons from when it was a military prison. UNESCO have listed it as a World Heritage Site.

The imposing limestone Monument to the Discoveries, also facing the river nearby, is shaped like a caravel and features key players from the era. If you have time, look around the Centro Cultural de Belém, one of Lisbon's main cultural venues, which houses the Museu do Design, a collection of 20th century mind-bogglers.

Practical Info

Take tram 15 towards Alges, and get off at the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos stop (this is one beyond stop Belém). Head up the overpass to the right and through the gardens to the riverfront park. From there you can't miss the tower.

Tours & Tickets

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Lisbon in One Day Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

If you want to get to know Lisbon as a local, this small-group full-day tour is for you! From Parque das Nações (Nations Park) in the modern part ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.07

City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 261 Reviews

Experience the perfect introduction to Lisbon aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of Lisbon in a ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Tickets valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

From USD $20.64

Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes including Tram

4 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Discover more on this Lisbon combo tour, which includes four hop-on hop-off tours for the most comprehensive Lisbon sightseeing experience! See Portugal's ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

From USD $29.93

Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-hour Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Get a comprehensive look at Lisbon’s top attractions with a 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off tour! See Portugal's capital from three different routes: the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $25.80
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line

Explore Lisbon’s limitless compelling sights with the freedom of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, with an optional line to Cascais. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $13.76

Lisbon Belem Walking Tour

Walking Tour in Belem area of Lisbon Get to know Belém area of Lisbon walking. It is the best way to really get into this area 's soul. Catch the tram ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $13.76

Belém Private Walking Tour

On this Journey we shall navigate Belém and its immense concentration of national monuments and public spaces dedicated to the explorers of a bygone ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.67

Lisbon Walk-On Walk-Off Tour

Embrace the true 'alfacinha' (local) spirit of Lisbon along this 3-hour guided walk-on, walk-off tour that will satiate your senses and engage your ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.47

Lisbon GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Lisbon in a unique and exciting way – by GoCar! Easy and fun to drive, the GoCar is guided by GPS (Global Positioning System), which means that the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $26.60

Private Tour: Lisbon Sightseeing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Get to know the city on a private tour! Accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide, you will explore Lisbon, the City of Seven Hills, which lies on the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.43

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