Belém Tower Tour | Lisbon Portugal
A Walk Through Belem Tower - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
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A travel guide for visiting the Belém district in Lisbon Portugal. This neighborhood is packed with historical sites including: Tower of Belém, Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, Pasteis de Belém and the amazing Coach Museum.
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Lisbon Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoveries
Along the Lisbon waterfront are the two most famous monuments in Belem which stand as symbols of Portugal’s 16th century naval voyages: The Tower of Belem and the Monument to the Discoveries.
To understand the history of Portugal, we need to consider their spectacular maritime discoveries 500 years ago. Vasco da Gama was the first to sail around Africa and discover the ocean route to Asia, opening up a vast trade network that made Portugal rich. Pedro Cabral discovered Brazil in 1500, which Portugal claimed as their largest colony, and Portuguese navigators were the first to sail to China, in 1542. After the initial Portuguese discoveries other European countries joined in the hunt for colonies and the world would never be the same again. This was the beginning of the modern world and the start of global trade and communications.
The Tower of Belem, built between 1515 and 1520, is a fortress that guards the harbor and celebrates the discoveries in grand style, with its elaborate Manueline carved decorations similar to those at Jeronimos. It was built as a fortress to protect the entrance of Lisbon’s harbor and had originally been in the river as an island surrounded by water, but over time the river got narrower so the fortress is now on the shore. Another fortress used to be on the opposite side of the river to catch the enemy in a cross-fire. You can climb to upper levels for a panoramic view.
LISBON: Belém Tower (Portugal)
Torre de Belém is a fortified tower that was part of a defensive system to protect access to the Tagus estuary from pirates and enemy attacks.
Belém Tower was constructed on the rocky outcropping/island along the northern margin of the Tagus River. It is located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon/Lisboa, Portugal.
The tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, but it also incorporates hints of other architectural styles. The structure was built from lioz limestone and is composed of a bastion and a 30-metre (98.4 ft), four-storey tower.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
It has incorrectly been stated that the tower was built in the middle of the Tagus and now sits near the shore because the river was redirected after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In fact, the tower was built on a small island in the Tagus River near the Lisbon shore.
The tower is about 12 metres (39 ft) wide and 30 metres (98 ft) tall.
Lisbon Riverside Walk incl. Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries - Portugal
A first-person perspective walk tour in Lisbon (Portugal) from the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), then along the Tagus riverfront to Belém Tower (a 16th-century fortified tower), next passing the Monument to the Overseas Combatants, before finally arriving at the modern Champalimaud Foundation Centre.
FILMED: August 2018 (Weekday Morning)
00:00 Riverfront parallel to Avenida Brasília
37:44 Doca Pesca
43:56 Largo da Fundação Champalimaud
00:10, 07:57 Tagus River and the 25th April Bridge
00:32, 04:07, 10:37 Monument to the Discoveries
02:16, 10:32 Globe Sculpture
03:18 Belém Marina
07:32 Viewing Platform top the Monument to the Discoveries
09:27 Jerónimos Monastery and Emprie Square
15:12 Belem Lighthouse
16:30 À Margem Restaurant
17:14 Bar 38º 41'
17:47, 23:11 Dock of Bom Sucesso
22:33 Burguerio Restaurant
24:08 Yellow Boat and Port
24:49 Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho Monument (Seaplane)
25:17 Confeitaria Nacional Belém (Pastry shop)
26:04, 28:06, 32:07 Belém Tower
30:44 Garden of Belem Tower
33:21 Combatants Museum
34:25 Monument to the Overseas Combatants
39:26 Darwin's Café
40:32, 42:46 Champalimaud Foundation Centre
42:25 Parallel columns
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Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.
As we flight through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
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Belém Tower (Portuguese: Torre de Belém, pronounced: [ˈtoʁ(ɨ) dɨ bɨˈlɐ̃ȷ̃]) or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
The tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, but it also incorporates hints of other architectural styles. The structure was built from lioz limestone and is composed of a bastion and a 30-metre (98.4 ft), four-storey tower. It has incorrectly been stated that the tower was built in the middle of the Tagus and now sits near the shore because the river was redirected after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In fact, the tower was built on a small island in the Tagus River near the Lisbon shore.
In the late 15th century, King John II had designed a defence system for the mouth of the Tagus that depended on the fortresses of Cascais and São Sebastião (or Torre Velha) in Caparica on the south side of the river. These fortresses did not completely protect the river's mouth, and further protection was required. In his Chronicle of John II (Chronica de D. Joao II), which appeared in 1545, the author Garcia de Resende affirmed the king's opinion that the defences of Lisbon were inadequate, and that he had insisted on building fortifications along the entrance to the River Tagus to supplement the existing defences. To this end, he ordered the making of a strong fort, but died before any plans were drawn. King Manuel I of Portugal revisited the proposal twenty years later and ordered the construction of a military fortification on the northern margin of the Tagus at Belém. In 1513, Lourenço Fernandes wrote a letter to his friends referring to the king's intention of constructing a tower near Restelo Velho, having determined it to be essential.
The project was started on a basaltic rock outcrop a short distance from the riverbank, using some of the stone being collected to build the Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém.
LISBON: Belém district (4/5) Portugal
Many of Portugal's distinctive buildings and landmarks are located in Belém, including the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. At the heart of Belém is the Praça do Império, an avenue of open-spaces and gardens, with a central fountain. Belém is the southwesternmost civil parish of Lisbon/Lisboa (Portugal).
Belém is famous as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery. In particular, it is the place from which Vasco da Gama departed for India in 1497 and Pedro Álvares Cabral departed for Brazil in 1499. It is also a former royal residence and features the 17th–18th century Belém Palace, a former royal residence now occupied by the President of Portugal.
Belém's main street and historical avenue is Rua de Belém, a strip of 160-year buildings that have survived several years of change and modernization.
The main street includes the famous pastry shop Fábrica de Pasteis de Belém known for a specific Portuguese confectionery: pastel de Belém, an egg tart made with flaky pastry. The Pastéis de nata were created in 1837 by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery in Belém, in Lisbon.
Torre de Belém is a fortified tower that was part of a defensive system to protect access to the Tagus estuary from pirates and enemy attacks.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (English: Jerónimos Monastery) is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument that celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries.
EXPLORING LISBON, PORTUGAL - Belem Tower, Pastel De Nata, Mercado Da Ribeira (Timeout Market Lisboa)
In our first ever trip to Lisbon, we check out the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries). We also take a visit to Mercado Da Ribeira (Timeout Market Lisboa) where we try some incredible Portugese food, like Pastel De Nata and Travesseiros!
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The Belém Tower, one of the most famous and visited landmarks in Lisbon and throughout Portugal.
Belém is famous as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery. In particular, it is the place from which Vasco da Gama departed for India in 1497 and Pedro Álvares Cabral departed for Brazil in 1499. It is also a former royal residence and features the 17th – 18th-century Belém Palace, a former royal residence now occupied by the President of Portugal, and the Ajuda Palace, begun in 1802 but never completed.
Perhaps Belém's most famous feature is its tower, Torre de Belém, whose image is much used by Lisbon's tourist board. The tower was built as a fortified lighthouse late in the reign of Dom Manuel l (1515–1520) to guard the entrance to the port. It stood on a little island in right side of the Tagus, surrounded by water. Belém's other major historical building is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery), which the Torre de Belém was built partly to defend. Belém's most notable modern feature is the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) built for the Portuguese World Fair in 1940. In the heart of Belém is the Praça do Império: gardens centred upon a large fountain, laid out during World War II. To the west of the gardens lies the Centro Cultural de Belém. Belém is one of the most visited Lisbon districts. Here is located the Estádio do Restelo, house of Belenenses.
LISBON - A DAY IN BELÈM: The Belém Tower & Pastéis de Belém | Lisbon Vlog | Kathryn Tamblyn
Here's Part 2 of our Lisbon trip: A Day in Belém! Tom and I start by sampling the world famous Pastéis de Belém and they lived up to the hype as the very best pastéis or pastel de natas. We tour the Jardim de Belém and then walk to the beautiful Belém Tower and the stunning, Ponte 25 de Abril. While wandering around the lovely streets of Belém, we stop at Santini's Gelato for the best gelato in Lisbon. I highly recommend trying their coconut flavor. It was the perfect day in Belém, even though we have a few hiccups with visiting some of the locations.
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Lisbon- Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)
Fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.
Portekiz'in başkenti Lizbon'un Belém bölgesinde bulunan tarihi bir kuledir.
Gotik stilinin devamı olan Manuelin tarzında olan kule, 16. Yüzyıl'ın başlarında Portekizli kaşif Vasco de Gama anısına yapılmıştır. Günümüze kadar zarif mimarisini koruyabilen kule, şehrin sembollerinden biri olmuştur. Belém Kulesi, 1983 yılında UNESCO tarafından Jerónimos Manastırı ile birlikte Dünya Miras Listesi'ne alınmıştır.
Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal
Trip to Lisbon, Portugal 20120203 till 20120210. Belém Tower completed 1519, was used as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon and part of a defense system of Lisbon.
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Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.
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Lisbon’s 14th century Belém Tower sits majestically on the Tagus River at Lisbon’s riverfront entry. It was built by King John II to guard the city and to serve as a ceremonial entryway. Come along on a virtual tour of the tower and surrounding riverfront area of Belém in Lisbon.
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After exploring the Thieves market in the last video, I had to see all of the amazing places Lisbon has to offer. So I went to the Belém Tower for sunrise to get the best possible shot of it and then the Jerónimos Monastery! Also revealing what it is that I have changed our name too!
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