Belem Tower Lisbon - details and images
Belem Tower is a monument of Portugal during the era of large discoveries, often used as a symbol of the country. Belem Tower on the UNESCO Heritage List of the past as part of universal heritage.
Built Manueline style, the tower has many great discoveries of the period for specific reasons, worked in stone. These grounds portraying historical figures such as St Vincent and exotic rhinoceros. The architect, Francisco de Arruda, worked for the lifting of the Portuguese fortifications in Morocco, so there Moorish influences such as observation towers. The bad side no arch windows, Venetian-style loggias and a statue of the Virgin Mary, symbol of protection sailors on their voyages.
Belem tower registration motivated UNESCO list of World Heritage monuments by the fact that this tower is reminiscent of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations for the modern world.
Address: Avenida da India, Belem.
Transport: tram - line 15.
Hours: 10:00 am - 17:00 pm (October to April) 10:00 am - 18:30 pm (May-September)
Belem Tower is closed on Mondays.
Price: 4 Euro. Free access to Lisbon Card.
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