Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)
If Padrao dos Descobrimentos is the monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery then Torre de Belem symbolises the essence of it. Almost like a stand-alone chess piece, the tower was built to be a defence point along Lisbon’s harbour with Manueline designed filigree stonework and even a stone rhinoceros below the western tower. You can explore the small dungeons and climb the narrow, rickety staircase to the tower which offers beautiful views of Belem and the river.
Tel: +213 620 034
Address: Av da India
Opening Times: 10am-6:30pm Tue-Sun May-Sept, 10am-5pm Oct-Apr
Admission Prices: adult/under 14yr €4/free, admission free 10am-2pm on Sundays