Belem TowerCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Avenida Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
The Belem Tower is very important to the history of Portugal. The tower aided greatly in the country’s colonial exploits by sea. It was also a very important defense ground for the city of Lisbon. Due to this and also its gothic beauty, the place has been declared a World Heritage site.
The gorgeous stone building is a must visit while in Lisbon. The stone that the place has been made out of is as rare to find as it is beautiful. One tall and beautiful building stands surrounded on all four sides by walls. The architecture is lovely and the carving is intricate. Set at sea, this lovely place will also give you amazing views of the surrounding area. History lovers as well as art and culture seekers will love to see this stunning tower. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Lisbon Itinerary 7 Days.
- Combined tickets to Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery costs 10 EUR.
- Avenida Brasilia
- Antiga Confeteria de Belem
- Pasteis de Belem
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92.78% of people who visit Lisbon include Belem Tower in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
51.22% of people start their Belem Tower visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Belem Tower
84.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Belem Tower
Amazing place. Incredible historical monument near nice sightseeing. Not too crowded. Restaurants nearby. Bring family, friends and kids. Tourists, locals can take photos and feel the power of Portugal´s history. In winter days, it´s cold but watch for rains. Fee to visit the inside of the tower.
Nice historic monument. It was Fort, prison, living quarters, watch tower and meeting place all combined into one. Do buy the combination tickets from other nearby attractions to avoid having to queue in the hot sun as there are capacity limits for the tower. Take the your time to go floor by floor as each floor has a different purpose. The prison area is not recommended for tall people as you have to arch your back and it's really uncomfortable.
The wait wasn't too long, it was fun to go inside and hike to the top! They have a great system in place so you don't end up getting people going both ways in the tower. Views were amazing as well.
Beautiful tower!! Aware of the waves as you getting into the tower, waves sometimes crushed through underneath the walk way! The staircase to the top view deck very busy all the time it's got some kinds of traffic lights system make sure it's green light before you make your move!!!
Wish to have a good time taking photos, or to contemplate the river/ocean? Perhaps a simple walk or a jog in the park, followed by a good amount of food. This maybe a small area to park or find parking since it is very touristic because of the Tower but definitely worth coming to visit and stay for a bit and enjoy the landscape. I love to go here to meditate and feel re energized, being Summer or Winter, there is always a space for the Sun to shine and that is all worth it!