Tower of Belém
Strategically built on the bank of the river Tagus between 1514 and 1520 as a defence system, the Tower of Belém is one of the jewels of architecture from the reign of King Manuel. It is a combination of a traditional keep tower with the first devices built to resist artillery fire. It still preserves some spaces used for civil purposes, under typical 16th-century vaults, a casemate for artillery and the memory of the prisons that were used since the 16th century.
It is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and is an icon of Portuguese cultural heritage spread across the world. The Tower of Belém stands majestically on the river front, in the monumental complex of Ajuda-Belém.
Advance booking only, and under previously agreed conditions.
From Monday to Friday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Guided visits organised by the Tower
Advance booking, and under previously agreed conditions.
Up to 50 people: € 500
Between 51 and 100 people: € 750
Over 100 pessoas: € 1.000
An additional rate is charged for paying employee's overtime costs.
Guided visits mainly for Schools.