Torre de Belém

The Tower of Belém is a cultural reference, a symbol of the specificity of Portugal at the time, including its privileged exchange with other cultures and civilisations.

Torre de Belém
Built on the northern bank of the Tagus between 1514 and 1520 as part of the Tagus estuary defence system, the Tower of Belém is one of the architectural jewels of the reign of Manuel I.

In the tower as a whole one can distinguish two distinct volumes and military architectural models: the mediaeval keep tower and the modern bulwark which, as it contained two artillery levels, allowed for long-distance cannon firing as well as ricochet shots over the water.

As a protector of Portuguese individuality and universality, the tower saw its role confirmed in 1983 when it was classified by UNESCO as "Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

Opening Hours
October to May  
From 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (last admission at 5.00 p.m.)  
May to September 
From 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (last admission at 5.00 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June and 25 December

Special discounts:
Visitors aged 65 and older (proof of age must be shown): 50% discount
Family ticket: 2 adults + minimum of 2 children under 18 (documental evidence required) : 50% discount
Youth Card: 50% discount
Student Card: 50% discount

Free admission:
1st Sunday each month (up to 12 pax) 
Children up to the age of 12
Your ticket will be sent within 24 hours in a separate e-mail.

Book here!


Individual ticket
($ 7.11)
Student Card
($ 3.55)
Youth Card
($ 3.55)
Senior Ticket (65+)
($ 3.55)
Family Ticket
($ 3.55)
Tickets will be sent via e-mail!