Lisboa

Torre de Belém

Monuments | Manueline Art

Inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Torre de Belém (or Torre de S. Vicente alongside Belém) is an ex-libris of the Portuguese cultural heritage projected around the world, and one of the architectural elements that punctuates the riverside landscape in the monumental area of Ajuda-Belém. Built in honor of the Saint Patron of Lisbon, S. Vicente, Torre de Belém was part of a tripartite defense system split between the bastion of Cascais and the fortress of S. Sebastião da Caparica, on the opposite bank of the river. The decoration of the Tower shows the typical Manueline symbolism - ropes surrounding the building and ending in elegant knots, armillary spheres, crosses of the Military Order of Christ and naturalistic elements.

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How to get

Train - Belém Station
Bus - 727, 28, 729, 714 and 751
Tram - 15
Boat - Belém River Station

Schedule

October to March: 10 am to 5:30 pm (last entry at 5 pm)
April to September: 10 am to 6:30 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)
Closed: Monday, January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, June 13, December 24 and 25

Price

Normal ticket: 6 €
Free admission on Sundays and holidays until 2 pm for all citizens residing in national territory
Children and youth up to 12 years old (inclusive)

Contact

Tel .: + 351 213 620 034
Email: geral@mjeronimos.dgpc.pt

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