On the waters edge this large structure was erected in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator.
This is a monument for all seaman who left their county Portugal! On this monument you'll find only one woamen and this is only a nurse *g*!
Designed by Fransisco da Arruda and Built between 1514 and 1520, the tower known as Torre de São Vicente de Belém was a key element of the defencive complex at the mouth of the Tague.
There are many things. La torre de Belem, Monasterio dos Jeronimos, Monumento dos Descubrimientos, La feria de Ladra, Jardim Zoologico, etc...
Belém was the harbour from which the Portuguese discoverers like Vasco da gama set out on their world travels.
Visit the well-know Torre de Belem!
Have you seen my face in Torre de Belem!? Yuju!!!!!
:-P I'm a little crazy!
Make a trip to the nearby historic Belém. Here you can admire the 16th century Jeronimos Monastry.
Also in Belem is the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a monument where an elevator brings you up (free for people with a Lisbon card) and you have a great view over Belem and the Rio Tejo .
When you visit Belem you MUST also visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos!
The picture shows a detail of the Monasteiroi dos Jeronimos.
Can you imagine that all this is made out of stone?