Belém Tower

(Torre de Belém)
Monument / Landmark, Scenic Lookout, and History Museum
Santa Maria de Belém, Lisboa
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  • Jana
    "Beautiful tower connected to the land by a small bridge"(3 Tips)
    David C.
    "A beautiful tower overlooking the Tagus river."(3 Tips)
    Inês P.
    "A historic monument offering beautiful views of Lisbon and the river"(4 Tips)
    Otel.com
    "finest examples of the Manueline style."(2 Tips)
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  • Matthias
    MatthiasFebruary 16
    Perfect spot for a selfie and the cover of the the Marco Polo city guide. 😊 Nice place right by the water. A bit windy but absolutely worth the visit! 👍🏼
  • Heitor B.
    Heitor BottiJuly 19, 2016
    Gorgeous and centenary by the same time, one of my favorite spots in Lisbon. A good place to take the best picture you can save from Lisbon, spend a little bit more of time there, enjoy the sunset.
  • Victor E. O.
    Victor E. OrtuñoJanuary 4, 2015
    Nice views of the Tagus river and a cool building to visit. It takes about 40 minutes to visit. Free entrance at the first Sunday of each month.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroDecember 30, 2015
    It's really beautiful. It's also really hard to go to the top. You will have to wait inline a little bit because there's only one stair and a limit of time to stay at the top.
  • Victor B.
    Victor BragaFebruary 11, 2016
    Great view of Tagus river and Lisbon, but the stop-and-go method of stair climbing doesn't work well when people stop respecting it. You can find yourself waiting in the narrow stairs for a while.
  • Jenya S.
    Jenya SJune 24
    Beautiful on the outside-not exciting inside. Not worth €6 to queue for ages to climb up narrow stairs only to check out not so amazing views from the top. Best photos are with it NOT in it.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JordanAugust 16, 2015
    Great view on the Tejo river and Atlantic Ocean — especially during the sunset. Very romantic, so don’t come here just on your own. :)
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MarinDecember 28, 2016
    It's a beautiful tower and one of Lisbon landmarks. Come here before the sunset, and you will get the best sunset pictures in Lisbon.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comDecember 13, 2011
    Also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city's finest examples of the Manueline style. Here, you'll learn a lot about the country's nautical achievements.
  • Mari S.
    Mari S.July 24, 2016
    Beautiful place, with lovely flowers and trees during spring/summer. The towers itself is amazing. Useful: Prepare yourself to climb many stairs.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthJuly 4, 2015
    A wonderful old building, fantastic architecture. Good views across the water and the area around it is scenic. Doesn't get ruined by the tourist presence.
  • Bea M.
    Bea MattiApril 20, 2015
    Getting here by bike on a sunny day is really great, spectacular view and a taste of summer.
  • Misheru T.
    Misheru TJanuary 28, 2016
    Skip any audio guides and just walk up the tower. Great view! There's a timer so make sure you make it on time!
  • Oz G.
    Oz G.July 15, 2016
    Not worth visiting inside. 1st floor takes a minute. Opposite coast has nothing interesting. Expect to be in line for minutes for upstairs. Enjoy its outside view, and save the fee for frozen yogurt.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CaoJuly 19
    Beautiful landmark, good place to rest on the steps for photo ops. Has pretty massive queues
  • Sony Mobile WTA
    Sony Mobile WTAApril 13, 2011
    Discover a little bit of Lisbon's history. The UNESCO World Heritage is located on the beautiful seaside.
  • Levent E.
    Levent ErtogluDecember 5, 2015
    One of the top attractions in lisbon. Great view of the river and bridge
  • David C.
    David ChungJanuary 12
    A beautiful tower overlooking the Tagus river. One of the main attractions in Belem that's definitely worth visiting.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaNovember 4, 2014
    Great view from the tower. Plenty to do in this area. Look to the left on the river and see the bridge. (much like the Golden Gate.)
  • João M.
    João MoralesDecember 2, 2015
    An architectural jewel. Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since 1983http://travelholicpath.tumblr.com/post/134074543095/unesco-world-heritage-site-tower-belem
  • Volkan A.
    People are interested-in seeing the tower, they go up and watch the lake from tower and then suddenly they realise that they are there for the tower not for watching the lake :)
  • Vassilis N.
    Vassilis NDecember 31, 2016
    It looked better on the outside than on the inside. I wouldnt bother going in as its...empty with nothing to offer but a balcony you can take pictures. The terrace is closed and under restoration.
  • mylifeisgorgeous
    mylifeisgorgeousOctober 22, 2011
    Built in manueline late gothic style, this white tower is the pearl of Lisbon, a jewel welcoming you in the gateway to Lisbon. Read more
  • Theodore G.
    Theodore GiourasDecember 4, 2016
    An interesting monument of Lisbon's history. Worth visiting to feel the past.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlmeidaOctober 23, 2010
    The Tower of Belem is a nice place to visit on a sunny day without wind. Has a fantastic view and good statuets. Take nice photos as well.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HNovember 17, 2012
    Shaped like a ship docking itself on the harbor - take a walk along the shoreline and enjoy the view.
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SchSeptember 15, 2015
    Windy but pretty and on the top you have a great view of the river. Can't see anything from the city.
  • Michee L.
    Michee LeeOctober 8, 2014
    even though the first Sunday of the month is free admission, it is not worth the line up! especially to line up to get in, then to go up a one way spiraling staircase, only to get back down again.
  • Régis P.
    Régis PouletMarch 7, 2015
    Beautiful place to visit. But people don't use properly the "traffic lights" so it can get a bit messy.
  • Monika B.
    It's nice to look at from the outside, but unless you want to pay for the view and queue a long time to get to the top, there's no reason to go in.
  • TheLex
    TheLexOctober 5, 2012
    Don't be late! The frosty woman at the door is very strict with last entry (30mins before closing time) even if you've already bought a ticket elsewhere in advance
  • Inês P.
    Inês PintoDecember 24, 2014
    A historic monument offering beautiful views of Lisbon and the river
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaOctober 6, 2015
    you can go around 5pm to see the most beautiful sunset, breathless view
  • Tero A.
    Tero AngeriaJuly 26, 2016
    Did not go in to the tower, but even the surroundings are worth a visit.
  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas BerkoMarch 2, 2014
    go on Sundays if u can! It's free from 10am to 14
  • Ann Marie E.
    Ann Marie EllisonNovember 24, 2016
    Fantastic!! Worth to go I recommend to you !
  • Daniele S.
    Daniele SoaresMay 15, 2013
    Go in the end of afternoon. The sunset light will make the tower even more beautiful.
  • Sally R.
    Sally RichardsonJuly 29, 2015
    Pretty place but long queue even with a lisbon card. Strange system inside of lights indicating whether you can go up/down steps that not everyone understood...
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LimNovember 24, 2015
    Architecture and history. Such an amazing place. A must see.
  • David W.
    Nice view but quite pricey with 6,50 €. Go and better enjoy Castello de S. Jorge!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MillerAugust 23, 2014
    If you have a ticket already from the Geronimo Monastery, try entering via the "exit" line to save time.
  • Jana
    JanaNovember 22, 2015
    Beautiful tower connected to the land by a small bridge
  • Rio G.
    Rio GrandeJanuary 14, 2016
    Very nice monument, be careful with the opening time, Mondays are closed.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MorrisonMay 27, 2014
    Obey the traffic light system on the stairs otherwise you'll cause congestion on a very tight staircase
  • Sven R.
    Sven RottiersSeptember 4, 2014
    You can enjoy a magnificent view from the top of the tower.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMay 14, 2015
    Like someone crossed a pirate ship with a castle. My inner buccaneer just wept for joy.
  • Noura S.
    Noura S.June 15, 2016
    Beautiful views of Lisbon. Go there during sunset 😍
  • Ruben d.
    Ruben de KeyserJanuary 5, 2015
    Great place to hand around, can be a long line to get in.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick ContiniJuly 22, 2014
    Don't forget to try the traditional 'pastel de nata'
  • Anton S.
    Anton StupnevSeptember 13, 2013
    Don't waste time and money. It's very tight, crowded, and not so interesting. Go to the contemporary art museum that is across the road and a bit towards to the bridge.
  • Pieter B.
    Pieter BraeckeveltSeptember 19, 2014
    Great view, nice tower. Wait at the stairs unless it's green!
  • Bond L.
    Bond LaiNovember 18, 2013
    Make sure you understand the instructions on how to go up and down the tower!
  • Alexandra N.
    Alexandra NotayMay 26, 2013
    Warning - single staircase is narrow and fancy light/buzzer system to control flow of people is completely ignored by most tourists causing nightmare jams on stairs. Avoid of remotely claustrophobic!
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 19, 2012
    Defensive tower built in the Manueline style in 1520 by F. de Arruda, originally on an island. One of Lisbon's defining landmarks. See it early morning or late afternoon. Explore the dungeon gallery.
    Downvoted Jul 8
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AlessandrelliJuly 10, 2016
    Buy your ticket online beforehand to avoid the line!
  • Gizem D.
    Gizem DönmezlerJune 7, 2015
    U should at least see it from outside It was really nice
  • Gizela F.
    Gizela FonsecaJuly 5, 2015
    Must go Portugal tourist historical spot
  • Honza R.
    Honza RichtrDecember 18, 2014
    Rent a speedboat and take a photo from the river!
  • Dan
    DanApril 21, 2015
    Disappointing. The view is good but not significantly better to the one on the ground. The is very little info, so you won't learn much. You have to queue alot, 5 different times no less.
  • Faisal
    FaisalJune 15
    There was a long line to enter, so I didn't enter it. But it was worth seeing.
  • Catherine G.
    Catherine GouletFebruary 17
    It is beautiful, but it is not necessary to pay to visit inside.
  • Sema B.
    Sema BilginOctober 14, 2016
    Complicated to climb the tower. You have to queue for it 😬
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr SJune 28, 2015
    Pleasant views - numerous tourists and little shade.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GJanuary 29, 2016
    One of the best highlights in Lisbon.
  • Heléne B.
    Heléne BjörkmanJuly 29, 2015
    A must see when in Lisbon. Try to catch a concert.
  • Florian I.
    Florian IsachsenSeptember 10, 2014
    Beautiful piece of history. Lots of tourists. Be strong.
  • Michellee C.
    Michellee CMarch 1, 2016
    Not really worth the visit. View was good but skip it if you're on a time crunch. The castle offers a better view
  • Alevtina R.
    Alevtina RyabokonJuly 14, 2016
    Stage of festival makes this place more fun and interesting) take bus-boat)
  • Nnsrn D.
    Nnsrn DSeptember 4, 2014
    Fascinating view! Must see in Lisbon
  • Jim A.
    Jim A.April 23
    Tourist everywhere. The ones that come by touringcar. White sneakers, camera, red-burnt. Loads! Waited in line for hours. Nice see from outside, no need to get up. View is mediocre.
  • Bert D.
    Good for a selfie outside but a 2 hour queue and traffic jam on the winding staircase was a bit too much.
  • Adam Z.
    Adam ZawadzkiFebruary 1, 2016
    Great place to look at the river and take some pictures
  • Dave W.
    Dave WoutersFebruary 9, 2014
    Free visit on sundays between 10 and 2 pm!
  • Okro G.
    Okro GeorgeJanuary 12, 2015
    Worth buying a ticket and climbing to the top.
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine BoucherAugust 15, 2014
    Must see beautiful and great view
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  • Volkan A.
    Too crowded, you have to wait for at least 30mins to get higher(to the roof) :)
  • Filippos Z.
    Filippos ZaabNovember 19, 2015
    Nice walk and view
  • Ugur Kagan D.
    Ugur Kagan DinçsoyJanuary 3, 2016
    A masterpiece..
  • ModernMaço (.
    ModernMaço (Mert Ser)February 17, 2016
    Like a little piece of Istanbul, bosphorus.. :)
  • Daniela L.
    Daniela L.June 1, 2015
    Beautiful building, but 6 euros for the ticket is a bit overpriced, not much to see inside.
  • Vera V.
    Vera VasilyanJanuary 8, 2011
    It costs 5 € just to enter, so you should better take pictures from the outside
  • Marc E.
    Marc EscanuelasAugust 9, 2016
    Amazing to be inside listening to the waves crash against it.
  • Chuk M.
    Chuk MatiasJanuary 14, 2016
    Nice place to take a couple of photos
  • Erin J.
    Erin J.February 20, 2015
    Watch out for high tide, waves are unforgiving!
  • Lover of Life
    Lover of LifeDecember 9, 2016
    Perfect spot to watch the sunset.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LewisMarch 19, 2016
    Impressive and pretty
  • Deigote y.
    Deigote y talJune 27, 2011
    I didn't find it really special from the outside. Can't say about the inside, since it was closed.
  • Tiago A.
    Must go place!
  • Pau
    PauMarch 17
    Good visit!
  • Denis F.
    Denis FernandesDecember 28, 2015
    Awesome place.
  • Cipri
    CipriJune 27, 2013
    SÚPER CHINGONA!!!
  • Henri A.
    Henri ApellAugust 3, 2013
    Wow! Great view on the top
  • Lili M.
    Lili MissOctober 28, 2015
    The view is wonderful
  • Cbl C.
    Cbl CblMarch 26, 2016
    Nice place
  • Nuno M.
    Nuno MendesNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice view and and spectacular monument
  • Ozgun G.
    Ozgun GAugust 28, 2014
    Cool little tower/castle on the water
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LewisMarch 19, 2016
    Impressive and pretty.
  • Mário T.
    Mário TeixeiraNovember 1, 2015
    Enjoy the history and view...
  • Chairman T.
    Views from the top
  • Daeic C.
    Daeic ChangMarch 5, 2015
    대항해시대 모험가들이 기대와 희망 그리고 환희와 좌절의 눈으로 바라보았을 흰 탑. 이곳을 지키던 사람들이 죽음과 맞닿았을때 간절히 바라보았을 성모상. 하루에 두번 감옥안에서의 또다른 생존을 위한 사투. 500년전 역사의 잔흔이 그대로 묻어있는 벨렘탑에서 그 모든 일들을 아련히 바라보았을 대서양의 깊은 마음을 만나보자
  • Claudio R.
    Claudio ReginaldoApril 20, 2014
    Construída para guardar o tejo no final do séc.XV, auge das viagens marítimas. Era cercada de água e foi anexada à terra. Abriga inscrições do Brasão de Armas de Portugal. Patrimônio Mundial (Unesco).
    Upvoted Jun 13
  • Samuel A.
    Samuel AlfonsoOctober 1, 2014
    Lugar histórico, más bonito por fuera que por dentro, pero es una de las paradas obligatorias en Lisboa para conocer su pasado. Entrada 3€ con carnet joven o de universidad
  • Lettícia B.
    Lettícia BorgesDecember 25, 2013
    Local lindíssimo, com uma vista maravilhosa!! Vale muito a pena conhecer!!
  • Andrey G.
    Andrey GrabelnikovMay 12, 2015
    Первоначально задуманная как маяк и часть оборонительной крепости порта Рэштелу, позднеготическая башня была построена в 1515 году при Мануэле I на небольшом островке на берегу реки Тежу.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KazakovaSeptember 20, 2016
    Лучше идти пораньше,так как желающих попасть наверх-очень много. и билет стоит купить заранее в монастыре Жиронимуш(получится дешевле:монастырь+башня)
  • Javier A.
    Javier AmandiDecember 31, 2015
    Uno de los lugares emblemáticos de Lisboa al que puedes llegar tras un paseo en eléctrico. Todo va en gustos...
  • Giovanna G.
    Giovanna GomezMarch 8, 2016
    É mais linda por fora do que por dentro, mesmo assim vale o passeio. Primeiro domingo do mês a entrada é gratuita.
  • Los Viajes d.
    Los Viajes de PituJune 2, 2016
    Uno de los sitios mas emblemáticos de Lisboa.. 👍👍 no os olvidéis de ver la gargola del rinoceronte
  • Gaël G.
    Construite au 16ème siècle pour garder l'entrée du port de Lisbonne. Classée au Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO depuis 1993.
  • Martadfn D.
    Es muy chula, además está al lado de una exposición militar curiosa. Si vas al baño en esta zona, lleva cambio! 0.50€ por persona. .. un timo!
  • Paulo J.
    Paulo JardimOctober 3, 2015
    Ótimo lugar para descansar e apreciar uma bela paisagem! Além de ser um importante ponto histórico!!
  • Joao N.
    Joao NetoSeptember 19, 2015
    Lindo visual. Tem um chamado cafe do forte que ser uns bons drinks e uma cerveja geladissima sagres.
  • David B.
    David BonOctober 11, 2013
    Visita OBLIGATORIA. En ella se puede adquirir un combo Torre + Monasterio d ls Jerónimos x 10€. Ambos cierran a las 17.30 en otoño/invierno.
  • Zibi😎
    Zibi😎June 5, 2015
    Molto bella, se salirete fino all'ultimo piano(consigliato) ci vorrà un po' per tornare giù, ma ne sarà valsa la pena!!!
  • Maximiliano G.
    Maximiliano GApril 19, 2015
    Si vas a Lisboa yenes que ir a Belem. Esta torre funciono como defensa en la entrada al río Tajo. Hay largas filas para ingresar
  • Felipe A.
    Felipe AccioliMarch 27, 2016
    Um dos marcos históricos mais emblemáticos de Lisboa. Não precisa dizer que a visita é obrigatória.
  • César C.
    César Carazo2 weeks ago
    Vale la pena comprar la entrada combinada del monasterio de los Jerónimos y de la Torre.
  • Lucas R.
    Lucas RFebruary 6
    Compre ticket combinado se for no Mosteiro dos Jerônimos! E suba direto pro topo, os outros andares tem muita fila e não tem nada!
  • José Eduardo T.
    José Eduardo TeixeiraOctober 25, 2015
    Um dos principais pontos turísticos da cidade. Fila grande para entrar mas vale a visita.
  • Roger G.
    Roger G.S.MoraisNovember 16, 2016
    Não deixe de subir ao topo e ter uma visão única da cidade !
  • Alexandre F.
    Linda arquitetura. Ao redor da torre, um bonito e tranquilo jardim.
  • Ilda V.
    Ilda ViJuly 23, 2015
    De estilo Manuelino, acaba por ser um ícone dos Descobrimentos portugueses. Tem de ser visitada.
  • Bhobho R.
    Bhobho R.April 15, 2016
    Si vous visitez le mosteiro avant prenez en même temps le ticket pour la torre de Belem pour juste 2€ (au lieu de 6)
  • LCF D.
    LCF DesignerMay 21, 2013
    Vistando ou mesmo somente ao redor já vale pela beleza natural !
  • Аня С.
    Аня СеменоваSeptember 3, 2014
    Потрясающе красиво, по праву одно из семи чудес Португалии !!!
  • Luis U.
    Luis UreaJune 19
    Es un obligatorio. Las fotos salen increibles
  • Patricia P.
    Patricia PérezAugust 15, 2015
    Largas filas para ingresar. Si entras al monasterio, mejor compra también la entrada de la torre de Belem, no se hace cola.
  • José P.
    José PérezAugust 16, 2015
    Preciosa fortaleza en la ensenada del río Tajo, muy bien conservada pero la escalera de caracol horrible
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  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AmaralOctober 12, 2015
    É bom chegar cedo, pois lá dentro o número é limitado a 120 pessoas(se estiver cheio tem que esperar)
  • Carmen A.
    Carmen AurichJune 1, 2013
    Ponto histórico imperdível. Belo passeio numa manhã ensolarada de domingo.
  • Maria Fernanda P.
    Curta um piquinique em frente a torre! É maravilhoso!
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