The Tower of Belém was put up to guard the river entrance into Lisbon harbour. Built on the orders of Dom Manuel the Fortunate, it has stonework motifs recalling the Discoveries, among them twisted rope and the Catholic Crosses of Christ, as well as Lisbon's patron saint St Vincent and a rhinoceros.
Time Out says
- Avenida de Brasília
- €6; €3 reductions; free under-13s & all 1st Sun of mth. Combined ticket with Mosteiro de Jerónimos €12
- Opening hours:
- Oct-Apr 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sun
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