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.
|Venue name:||Torre de Belém|
Av de Brasília
|Opening hours:||Oct-Apr 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sun|
|Price:||€6; €3 reductions; free under-13s & all 1st Sun of mth. Combined ticket with Mosteiro de Jerónimos €12|