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Património Cultural

Tower of Belém

Strategically built to defend the mouth of Lisbon’s river Tagus, between 1514 and 1519, the Tower of Belém is a combination of a traditional keep tower with a modern artillery fortress. 
Apart from its military role, it is a reference of the prestige of King D. Manuel I (1469-1521), as it displays Manueline iconographic elements, such as the first known European representation of a rhinoceros in stone.

Visiting Hours 

From 9:30am to 6:00pm, the last ticket sales time is at 5:00pm and the last entry is at 5:30pm
It closes on Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December

Events held

Meals, receptions, conferences, music or poetry recitals, book launching, solemn acts, cultural activities, and exhibitions are the type of events held. 
Days and timings of events will be planned on a case- by-case basis.

Different areas

Bulwark Nave and Small Cloister
Area: 300m2
The Bulwark Nave or casemate is one of the Tower’s key spaces, where the main defensive systems were located, as can be shown by the replicas of artillery pieces.
It may be used for dinners, buffets, cocktails and cultural events such as concerts, book launching and film shooting; Presentations and conferences may be held on Mondays, when the monument is closed to the public. 
Standing capacity: 250 people Seating capacity: 80 on tables or 100 to 125 in auditorium style

Bulwark Terrace
Area: 590m2
The terrace, also with a defensive role, enables you to enjoy a panoramic view of the river. 
It may be used for dinners, buffets, cocktails, and film shootings subject to weather conditions. 
Standing capacity: 500 people

Useful Information

Director: Dalila Rodrigues
Address: Torre de Belém
1400 Lisboa 
Telephone: + 351 213 620 034

How to get here
Buses: 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51, 112, 729
Tram: 15
Train: Belém Station
Boat: Belém river station

Advance reservations may be made for visiting the Monument after normal working hours, under special conditions.

Forthcoming events – Link para agenda cultural

Shop – Link loja online
Open during the Monument’s visiting hours 
Stock for sale: postcards, scientific and learning publications and reproductions of collections from DGPC’s monuments, museums and palaces.

Parking facilities
Free parking is available for cars and buses.

Payment options

Visa, ATM and cheque

Documentation available
Guidebook (Portuguese and English)
Leaflets (Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese).
Multimedia kiosks (2) inside the building
Signposting (Portuguese and English)
Guided visits in English, French, and Spanish (advance booking)


Restricted access for individuals with reduced mobility.