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Bèlem tower in Lisbon  

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Rank 2# on 142
number of ratings 94
Avenida Brasília, Lisbon
+351 21 362 0034

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It was built by King Manuel I to celebrate the route to India by Vasco da Gama and open to defend the nearby port of Restelo. With its three floors decorated with oriental-style turrets and Renaissance decorations, the tower is a fine example of Manueline architecture.
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Belem Tower was built in the year 1515 as a fortress in order to guard the Lisbon’s harbor entrance. This tower was also the initial point for several of the voyages of discovery. Belem Tower is known as the Portugal’s... more Age of Discovery monument and serves as a symbol of the country. It is also a World Heritage monument as listed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
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