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  • Address: Avendia da India, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hours: Open Oct - Apr 10am - 5:30pm, May - Sept 10am - 6:30pm. Closed Mondays, Jan 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, Dec 25
  • Admission: € 5

Lisbon ATTRACTIONS See all

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.

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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour, Lisbon, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour

Spend the day exploring the best of Lisbon and nearby Arrábida on this full-day tour. Visit historic Belém, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.67
Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See the best of Lisbon on this full-day private guided history tour. Travel by by minivan or sedan with a guide for an extensive tour, combining all the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $317.14
Lisbon Half Day Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lisbon Half Day Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take advantage of your short time in Lisbon on this action-packed half-day electric tuk-tuk tour. Driven by a local guide, electric tuk-tuks offer the perfect ...  Read more

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

From USD $191.38
Lisbon in One Day Historic Private Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon in One Day Historic Private Tour

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Journey through ancient history on this 7-hour historic small-group tour of Lisbon. Discover some of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods such as Alfama and Castelo. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.68
Historical Boat Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Historical Boat Tour from Lisbon

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An historical two hours Lisbon boat tour, on a classic wooden yacht. Join a group of up to 18 guests, on a large boat, and relax, listening to a live ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.21
Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Journey through ancient history on this 7-hour historic small-group tour of Lisbon. Ride through some of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods such as Alfama and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.68
2-Hour Sailing Boat Trip in Lisbon, Lisbon, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

2-Hour Sailing Boat Trip in Lisbon

With daily departures from Belém dock, enjoy the river and the city of Lisbon as never before. Discover Lisbon by water on a 2-hour sailing cruise. Relax ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.56
Private Day Trip to Evora from Lisbon, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
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Private Day Trip to Evora from Lisbon

Explore the enchanting city of Evora on this full-day private tour from Lisbon. Dive into history as you visit places such as the Chapel of Bones, Geraldo ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $153.10
Belém Small-Group Walking Tour in Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Belém Small-Group Walking Tour in Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Belém and gain insight into Portugal’s rich maritime heritage on this 3-hour small-group walking tour of Lisbon. Follow a guide through coastal ...  Read more

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

From USD $32.81
Lisbon Night Group Tour and Fado Dinner Show, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Night Group Tour and Fado Dinner Show

Experience the culinary delights, music, and cultural sights of Lisbon on this small-group nighttime tour. On this 4 hour tour, you will explore the various ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.52

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