The Belém Tower was built during the gold ages of Portugal in the early years of the 16h century.
It was the time of the discoveries on sea, which brought glory and honour to Lisbon. The beautiful building had not only representative purposes. The tower was also an important fortress for the defense, and the protection system of the city.
The height of the tower anmounts 35 metres. There is a nice terrace on the top with a wonderful view over some parts of the city and the mighty Tejo river.
In 1983 the tower was classified as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
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