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Belém Tower – Easy entrance

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  • 10:00 - 17:30
  • Last admission 30 min. before closing
  • No need to print your ticket

Strategically built on the north bank of the Tagus River between 1514 and 1520, for the defense of Lisbon, it is one of the jewels of architecture during the reign of D. Manuel I.

The Belém tower is a reference in architecture, a symbol of the specific nature of the country which passes through a privileged dialogue with other cultures and civilizations. Guardian of the Universality and Individuality of Portugal, the monument confirmed its status when, in 1983, it was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Location

Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa Endereço Postal: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos e Torre de Belém, Praça do Império, 1400-206 LisboaGPS:Lat: 38.69158542388979 Long: -9.215978980064392

Opening hours

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., last ticket sale time is 5 p.m. and last entry is 5:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, June 13 and December 25.

Cancellation Policy

You cannot reschedule this ticket.

What's included

  • Book your Belém Tower tickets and visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Access the four interior floors of this architectural gem, including the King's Hall
  • Head to the upper terrace to enjoy panoramic views of the Lisbon shores

Included :

  • Entry ticket.
  • Access to exteriors.
  • Bulwark and bulwark terrace.
  • Access to the South facade.
  • Visit of the governor’s chamber, king’s chamber, audience hall, the chapel.
  • Access to the tower terrace.

 

Visiting hours:

  • October to April: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.).
  • May to September: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last admission at 5:00 p.m.).
  • Closed: Mondays and January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, June 13 and December 25.

 

Location :

The Belém Tower is located between the Belém Gardens and the Tagus River, in Brasília Avenue, 1400-598, Lisbon.
 

How to get to Belém tower:

  1. Buses: 727, 28, 729, 714 and 751
  2. Tram: 15
  3. Train: Belém Station
  4. Boat: Belém River Station

 

Free entrance:

The first Sunday of each month
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FAQ

How to get to the Tower of Belém?

  • By train: Belém station
  • By city bus: 714 (stop next to Torre de Belém); 727, 728, 729, 751, 113, 144, 149 (stop next to the Jerónimos Monastery).
  • By Electric Tram: 15 (stop next to Torre de Belém); 18 (stop near the Jerónimos Monastery).
  • By boat: from Belém river station.

When to visit the Tower of Belém?

You can visit the Belém Tower throughout the year.

The opening hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed

What is the history of the Tower of Belém?

Ce monument fut érigé dans le but de service à la fois de porte d’entrée dans la ville de Lisbonne mais aussi de système de défense contre les éventuelles invasions et attaques venant du Tage.

Ce rempart constituait un point stratégique protégeant également le Monastère des Hiéronymites, lesquels constituaient des points stratégiques pour envahir la ville.

Le Roi Jean II du Portugal(1455-1495), est à l’origine de cet édifice, au même titre que les  forteresses de Cascais et de São Sebastião da Caparica.