Belém Tower

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Torre de Belém


Jardim da Torre de Belém


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How to visit


18-64: 8€ | Concessions: 4€

Free access
  • Lisboa Card Holders
  • Children under 13
  • Sundays (only for Portugal residents)
  • Unemployed EU citizens
Opening times

9.30am–6pm | Tuesday – Sunday

Last admission at 5.30 pm

Closing days

January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st & December 25th


Jardim da Torre de Belém

Public transports

Train (Cascais line)
Cais do Sodré > Belém station | 1,45€

Tram: 15

Bus: 728, 714, 727, 729, 751

More details

  • Virgin and Child Sculpture
  • Moorish­style watchtowers
  • Governor’s Room
  • All the exterior with ropes carved in stone and balconies in manueline style
  • The rhino gargoyle on the western façade (related with first rhinocero brought to Portugal from India in 1513)

1514 – Begining of construction during the reign of King Manuel I. Designed by Francisco de Arruda.

1520: The tower is completed serving to defend the entrance to the harbor.

1655: Functioned as a control point for merchant navigation and customs

1846: Restoration works

1865 – Installation of a beacon (until 1940)

1983: Classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

the surroundings

  • Monument to the Discoveries (919 m)
  • Archaeology Museum (1 km)
  • Jerónimos Monastery (1.1 km)
  • National Coach Museum (1.6 km)
  • Quake (1,7 Km)

Pastéis de Belém

Rua de Belém nº 84 a 92
Phone: +351 213637423

Lisbon iconic custard tart
Long queues but mooving fast
On-site cafe & take-away custard tart

Le Chat

Jardim 9 de Abril
Phone: +351 213963668

12h30 – 1h00 (Mon – Thu)
12h30 – 2h00 (Fri – Sat)
12h30 – 1h00 (Sun)

Restaurant with a nice terrace
It has an extensive cocktail list

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