Belém sightseeing, Lisbon

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    The Lisbon card.
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    Belem Tower
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    The Tower of Belém

    by DrewV Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The Torre of Belem

    Favorite thing: This Manueline tower used to stand in the middle of the river to guard the harbour from the Spanish/French/Moors/whomever. Now the dredging of the river has moved the land a bit closer to the tower. It's a beautiful piece of practical archiecture and a great place to get views of the Lisbon harbour.

    It's also quite possibly the classically Portguese monument. Sort of like Portugal's Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty. The beauty, purpose and history of the tower all reinforce the idea of what it means to be Portguese. So it's definitely a must-see!

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    The Tower of Belem

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 22, 2009
    Tower of Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
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    Favorite thing: The Tower of Belem, called Torre de Belem in Portugese, was built to honor Vasco de Gama the great explorer. Built in the 16th century today it is a UNESCO site. If you want to know more history go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%A9m_Tower. When we visited we could not enter as they were doing reconstruction or repair work.

    Fondest memory: WE did meet up with a Portugese Army unit that was in Belem Park to do some type of celebration, we did not manage to understand from the soldiers we spoke with, lack of communication skills on my part (don't know Portugese :o(((
    But did get a nice photo of Tal with a pair of soldiers.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    Belem Sightseeing

    by Toyin Updated Jul 24, 2005

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    presidential Palace Lisbon

    Favorite thing: This place is just about a ten minutes walk from my hotel...this temperature 16 ° and very right for an evening walk.

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    visit Belem (the western...

    by matcrazy1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit Belem (the western district of Lisbon),go inside and to the top of the Monument to the Discoveries by elevator for a fine view of the city.

    Fondest memory: 'mountain trams'

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    Jardim Agrícola Tropical...

    by DanaK Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Jardim Agrícola Tropical (located in Belém, open: 10am-5pm Tue-Sun) - extremely peacful park with different kind of tropical trees and plants. Absolutely awesome!

    Fondest memory: see more picturesin the travelogue

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    Pardão dos Descobrimentos (The...

    by DanaK Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Pardão dos Descobrimentos (The Monument to the Discoveries), located in Belém near by the River Tagus. Observation point open hrs: Tue-Su 9.30am to 6.45pm.

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    Here a picture from the...

    by chatzchen Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Here a picture from the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos in Belem.
    The picture is made from top of the Prado dos Descobrimentos

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