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Tower of Belem

The famous Tower of Belem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of Lisbon's most photographed landmarks because of the decoration on its exterior. The outer walls are adorned with a stone-carved rope and beautiful openwork balconies, along with Moorish watchtowers and battlements shaped like shields. The tower was built in the 16th century to serve as a fortress in the middle of the River Tagus.

Address: Avenida de Brasilia

Website: www.mosteirojeronimos.pt

Telephone: 21 362 0034

Transport: Bus 27, 28, 29, 43, 49 or 51; tram 15

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (October to April), 10am to 6.30pm (May to September)

Admission: €7 (adults), free for children under 14. Concessions available