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Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)
Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

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Avendia da India, Lisbon

The Basics

Belem Tower is a popular inclusion on sightseeing tours of Lisbon and can be visited on a walking tour or as part of a full-day private tour of Lisbon, Sintra, or Arrabida. Visitors can view the tower from the waterfront steps or enter to take in the views from the bulwark terrace, peek into the Governor's Room and King’s Room, and climb to the top of the tower. Its stately face can also be viewed on a river cruise.

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Lisbon Full Day Tour with visit to Belem and Cristo Rei Viewpoint
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Lisbon Full Day Tour with visit to Belem and Cristo Rei Viewpoint
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$82.43 per adult
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Great tour
This full day tour touched a lot of key points that you would like to see in the City of Lisbon. The tour guy was very professional and provided us a lot of good history at every key location. Highly recommended.
SharonY81, Aug 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Lisbon

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Enjoyable
Claire_M, Sep 2021
Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém
A great way to get to know the city, especially along the river. We stopped for pastries as well and into LX Factory too amongst many other stops...and we got a beer at the end too, thank you Miguel! :)
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Miguel is fantastic!
Nancy_K, Jul 2021
Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém
Fantastic! Miguel was a lot of fun as well as patient with a cyclist who wasn’t very experienced. I loved the evokes and am planning on hiring Miguel again for a separate tour.
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A Thoroughly Enjoyable Afternoon!
Marcus_A, Feb 2020
Explore Lisbon to Belém by Bike
Thomas was a great guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Lisbon and its people even though he's French. We found out so much more from him than any guide book could have told us regarding the history of Lisbon and the culture of the city. This was no boring history lecture - he bought history to life. He was also very safety conscious and regularly checked we were ok on the bikes. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!
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Great guides made the trip!
Anne_S, Feb 2020
Lisbon: Belém Guided Tour
Fred was the best guy. He really made history so interesting and I was asking so many questions, which he as answered with passion. My only wish was that during thewinter hours of the public sites that the tour could start at 1 so we can continue to explore Belem after it concluded Definitely do this tour
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Excellent Tour!
alberta_t, Feb 2020
Belém Small Group Walking Tour with skip the line service to Jerónimos Monastery
Andriy was our tour guide. He was very informative, engaging and fun to walk around with. We would highly recommend this tour!
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Belém private tour
fayeishma, Jan 2020
Belém Small Group Walking Tour with skip the line service to Jerónimos Monastery
Rui our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. He’s very friendly and patience with us. Well explained and helpful. Thank you Rui. We had a great time
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Relaxed and Personalized ride through Lisbon
Arturo, Jul 2021
Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém
This was one of the best tours we’ve ever taken! Miguel was so hospitable and was an excellent guide. We saw everything we wanted to see in the city. It was a 5 hour tour but it was at our own pace. Miguel was kind enough to wait while we explored all of the attractions in the area. It felt like we were biking with an old friend, rather than a tour guide. It was also incredible that he had hybrid electric bikes to help us navigate the hilly landscape of Lisbon. I highly recommend this tour if you have limited time in the city. You get to enjoy everything!
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Don't miss this tour!
LeeAnn B, Oct 2019
Belém - Lisbon - 3 Hour Electric Bike Tour
Even though it was raining we had a fantastic time. Our guide Jorge was amazing and so passionate about his homeland.
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Thomas was great
raymondcarey, Oct 2019
Explore Lisbon to Belém by Bike
Thomas was a great guide and very knowledgeable. His English is excellent. The bike ride was a thorough introduction to Lisbon.
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Lisbon bike tour
Brent_W, Mar 2021
Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém
We covered over 15 miles of interesting and historic city areas. I think stopping at the patisserie is my favorite!
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Excellent tour
Hannah_F, Aug 2020
Bike Tours Lisbon - Center of Lisbon to Belém
Had a great tour with Miguel, whose knowledge of Lisbon enhanced it at every step - it was 4 hours long but we stopped for a while at LX factory which was great - and saw quite a few things in Belém. We enjoyed every minute even the 8 year old, who although found it quite tough, said it was the best fun ever. Would definitely recommend it as something to do in Lisbon with kids or without - it’s a great way to orient yourself in the city
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Saved the best for first
abirsch822, Jan 2020
Belém Small Group Walking Tour with skip the line service to Jerónimos Monastery
Fantastic walking tour. We really learned a lot about the history of Lisbon and of Portugal, and their world-wide influence. The sights were amazing. We loved how our guide took us into the cloister of the monastery and pointed out things we would have missed. We did book for a Sunday morning and the cathedral was closed for Mass, but the tickets were valid for a day so we got to come back. Our guide did a good job of answering questions. And the Pastel de Belem was delicious!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Combined tickets are available for the Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the National Archeological Museum.

  • The tower is closed on Mondays.

  • The tower is only partially wheelchair accessible; those with limited mobility will only be able to explore the exterior and the lower battery.

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How to Get There

Belem Tower is located in the Belem district of Lisbon, about four miles (six kilometers) west of the city center. The easiest way to get there is by tram—take the No. 15 from Praca da Figueira in central Lisbon toward Alges, and get off at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (one stop beyond Belem). From there, it’s a short walk through the monastery gardens to the riverfront park, where you will be able to see the tower.

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When to Get There

Belem Tower is open all year round but it can get crowded during the peak summer months, so you may want to arrive early (and opt for a weekday visit if possible). For the most atmospheric photo opportunities, visit at sunset or sunrise to admire the dramatic facade.

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A Walking Tour of Belem

One of Lisbon’s most picturesque districts, Belem teems with historic monuments. After marveling at the tower and visiting the Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through the riverside gardens, visit Belem Palace, or browse the exhibits at the Maritime Museum or the National Coach Museum. Be sure to sample local delicacy pasteis de Belem (sweet pastries) while you’re in the neighborhood.

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