Lisbon’s Belém Tower: The Complete Guide; David Dean; Trip Savvy

Portugal – Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

Everything you need to know about visiting Lisbon’s Belém Tower, including its history, when to visit, what to expect, ticket prices, and more.

Adorning the cover of numerous postcards and guidebooks, a visit to Lisbon’s beautiful, UNESCO-listed Belém Tower features on almost every visitor’s itinerary. If you’d like to know more about visiting this 500-year-old structure, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to the tower’s history, how and when to go, tips for buying tickets, what to expect once you’re inside, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know.

History

Back in the 15th century, the king and his military advisers realized Lisbon’s existing defensive forts at the mouth of the Tagus river didn’t provide enough protection from sea-based attack. Plans were drawn up to add a new fortified tower on the northern bank of the river.

Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s