Belém Tower

Belém Tower: Top Tours & Activities

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About Belém Tower

Belém Tower is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.

What People Are Saying

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"The hosts were very welcoming and happy to teach us about Lisbon and its waterway and the city. We had a great time and would definitely do another sail with this crew. Very Enjoyable!"
Sunset Lisbon Sailing Tour Reviewed by: Carlee
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"Our tour guide Ricardo was amazing. He was very well informed and kept the whole group laughing. He told us about the history and introduced us to several cultural staples. I had a lot of fun on this half-day walking tour and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Lisbon."
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"What a nice way to end your day in Lisbon! It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Beautiful views of Lisbon city from the river. The time was perfect as we avoided the very high temperatures of the day. The crew was very polite and make us feel as being their guests. They gave us usefull information about the monuments but also gave us the necessary privacy space. Thanks a lot!"
Sunset Lisbon Sailing Tour Reviewed by: Charis
★★★★★
"This is arguably one of the best things to do in Lisbon. We booked a sunset cruise on one of the hottest days of the year. Besides cheating the heat it gave us superb views of a fabulous city. The boats aren’t crowded and the crew are super-friendly. We had a bottle of cold Portuguese fizz for €20 which made it even better."
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"Foi bom ver Lisboa em outros angulos, Nossa guia turística Ninneta foi sem dúvida muito atenciosa e conseguiu realmente demonstrar Lisboa de forma espetacular. Super recomendo passeios com esta profissional."
★★★★★
"The tour is downhill and takes in the major sites and areas. It was hot when we did it but it was perfectly manageable in the heat."

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