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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
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour

Unveil Lisbon History and Traditions, the monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries and the most typical neighborhoods. Come with us, you won't regret it!

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

From USD $93.82
Lisbon Half Day Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Half Day Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a 3 hours exclusive sightseeing tour on board an Electric vehicle, 100 % noise-free, driven by a local guide and perfect for Lisbon’s narrow ...  Read more

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

From USD $200.22
Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
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Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This is a private, guided tour of Lisbon's most famous monuments and modern avenues by minivan or sedan. An extensive full-day tour through the city, combining ...  Read more

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

From USD $331.79
Full-Day Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Lisbon Sintra and Cascais Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Portugal during this full-day tour of Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais. Let an Art Historian guide you through the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $74.37
Lisbon Historical Boat Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lisbon Historical Boat Tour

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An historical Lisbon boat tour on a classic wooden yacht. Feel the odyssey of Portuguese maritime discoveries, from where they set sail to find the World, ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.49
Lisbon in One Day Historic Private Tour, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
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Lisbon in One Day Historic Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

See the sights of Lisbon on an 7-hour minivan tour, and journey through centuries of history in historic neighborhoods such as Castelo and Alfama. Enjoy the ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.21
Lisbon in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Lisbon, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Lisbon in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of Lisbon in one day on this guided, 8 hour, walking and riding sightseeing tour. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.64
Belém Small-Group Walking Tour in Lisbon, Lisbon, Full-day Tours
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Belém Small-Group Walking Tour in Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 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 $34.32
Private 4-Hour Tour of Lisbon's Best Sites, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private 4-Hour Tour of Lisbon's Best Sites

Enjoy a fascinating 4-hour adventure through the heart of Lisbon. Uncover its architectural secrets, marvel at its grand monuments built for its Golden Age ...  Read more

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

From USD $236.83
Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

See the sights of Lisbon on an 7-hour minivan tour, and journey through centuries of history in historic neighborhoods such as Castelo and Alfama. Enjoy the ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.21

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