Belem Tower is a 16th century fortification in Lisbon, Portugal. The structure, which has a 98 ft tower and hexagonal bastion, is situated on the bank of the Tagus River. It served as both a fortress and an avenue to the city.
The tower was built by architect Francisco de Arrunda and incorporates numerous styles of architecture. But the main style is Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline, which is a mixture of Mudejar, Italian, Flemish and Spanish Plateresque influences. However, it also has Moorish influences such as arched windows, ribbed cupolas, verandas, finials and detailed decorations.
The tower was constructed with lioz limestone, which is a Portuguese stone used for cathedrals, palaces and other ornamental structures.Places nearby:
Museu de Marinha: The Navy Museum 0 km / 0 mi
Things to do in Ajuda, Portugal 2 km / 1 mi
The National Museum of Ancient Art: Portugal Pays Tribute to the Antiquity 4 km / 3 mi
Jardim Zoologico: World Class Animal Sanctuary in Lisbon 7 km / 4 mi
See Fantastic Sea Creatures At The Lisbon Oceanarium 13 km / 8 mi