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Lisbon’s beloved Belém Tower symbolizes Portugal’s discovery period. 

The tower was built on the northern bank of the Tagus River to protect the city. 

It symbolizes the seafaring nation’s glory and is considered a lighthouse and customs house of Lisbon.

This architectural marvel has been a symbol of Portugal for ages, from its riverfront silhouette to its construction legends.

In the 1980s, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site.

This article explains everything you should know before buying tickets for Belém Tower in Lisbon. 

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What to expect at Belém Tower

Take a look at the Manueline style of architecture after entering the Belém Tower.

From the terrace of the tower, observe St. Sebastian’s Fort across the river.

You can also see the combination of a medieval tower and military fortification characteristics.

You will enter the tower from the drawbridge connecting it to the shore. 

Ascend the stairs to the bulwark terrace to see six turrets with observation windows and a central entrance to observe the floor below. 

The river-facing terrace has the most intricacy to amaze nautical crews nearing Lisbon.

You can also visit the Governor’s Room, Chapel, and Audience Room. 

You can see the spectacular view of the river from the balcony of the King’s room.

Some walls contain Venetian balcony windows. 

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Where to buy Belém Tower tickets

You can buy Belém Tower tickets at the attraction or online. 

However, we suggest you book your tickets online as it offers many benefits.

– You get a discount on booking tickets online, which means you can save money.

– You don’t have to travel to the attraction to buy tickets and sweat yourself standing in long queues. 

– You can book your tickets in advance and plan your tour accordingly.

– Sometimes, the tickets get sold out quickly. However, if you purchase tickets online, you can avoid last-minute disappointments. 

– You can pick a date for the tour that works best for you. 

How online ticket works

On the booking page, select your preferred date and the number of tickets and buy them right away.

Tickets will be emailed to your registered email address immediately after payment, so there is no need to print them.

You must show your smartphone ticket at the entrance before the scheduled time. 

Cost of Belém Tower tickets

Belém Tower tickets cost €9 for visitors aged 13 years and above.

Children up to 12 years can get free admission. 
There is no need for tickets for Portuguese citizens to enter the tower on Sundays and holidays. 

Belém Tower entry tickets

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Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site by booking tickets for Belém Tower

This online ticket will help you see the Manueline tower, which has protected the city for centuries.

With this ticket, you will get access to the Governor’s and King’s Chambers, chapel, and lower and upper batteries. 

Take in the stunning views along the Tagus River in Lisbon. 

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket (13+ years): €9
Child Ticket (up to 12 years): Free

The Belém Bundle

The Belem Bundle
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For the finest cultural experience in one of Lisbon’s most historic neighborhoods, purchase the Belém Bundle culture pass.

Even better, your ticket comes with a special 10% discount code to save you money on admission to Lisbon’s top attractions. 

Get tickets using your coupon for the Oceanario de Lisboa, Immersive Gallery, the breathtaking light show at Carmo Monastery, the Lisbon Cable Car, and the renowned hop-on hop-off bus!
Ticket Cost: €21

Jerónimos Monastery + Belém Tower + National Palace of Ajuda

Jeronimos Monastery Belem Tower National Palace of Ajuda
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Enhance your Lisbon experience with this convenient combination of must-sees by booking the combo ticket for Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and National Palace of Ajuda

These attractions are within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). 

You might save up to 5% money on the purchase of combo tickets. 

Along with the Tower of Belém, you will get admission to Jerónimos Monastery, a true masterpiece of Portugal’s 16th Century architecture. 

You will discover the old Royal Palace of Portugal by entering the National Palace of Ajuda. 
Ticket Cost: €23

Save time & money! Buy Lisbon 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass and explore museums, palaces, monasteries, historic buildings, and many more attractions. Get unlimited free access to the public transport system.

How to reach Belém Tower

The Belém Tower is on the Tagus River’s northern bank in the Lisbon municipality’s Santa Maria de Belém civil parish.

Address: Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal. Get Directions

You can reach the attraction by bus, tram or car. 

By Tram

Tram 15E stops at Pedrouços transit stop, 750 meters (2460 feet) or an 11-minute walk from Torre de Belém. 

If you take the 15E tram, you can get down at Lg. Princesa transit is only a 6-minute walk away.

By Bus

If you hop on the 79B bus, you can get off at USF Descobertas, or Lg. Princesa bus stops, a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the tower.

Bus number 729 stops at Pedrouços or Lg. Princesa, is within a 10-minute walking distance from Portugal’s Belém Tower.

You can also board bus number 723 or 201 and get down at Inst. Altos Estudos Militares, or R. S. Francisco Xavier bus stops.

By Car

You can go to the museum by taking a cab or driving yourself, so turn on your Google Maps, and get started. 

Click here to view nearby car parking lots.

Belém Tower timings

Belém Tower in Portugal is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 

The last entry to the tower is 5.30 pm. 

The ticket window is open till 5 pm. 

The tower is closed every Monday, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June, and 25 December.

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How long does Belém Tower take

Tower de Belem is an absolute must-see for anybody visiting Lisbon.

You can wrap up your excursion in less than an hour. 

If you’re a history buff, anticipate your visit to last an extra hour because the tower’s information panels have much to tell you.

If traveling with children, you may need to add an hour more to the tour.

The tower, on the other hand, allows visitors to stay as long as they wish.

Best time to visit Belém Tower

The best time to visit Belem Tower is either early morning, around 9.30 am, for a tour or in the evening for a stunning sunset above the Targus River.

If possible, avoid weekends, school breaks, and winter vacations.

Avoid visiting the attraction in summer as it is overcrowded. 

Winter is pleasant in Lisbon, so that you can visit it during winter.

FAQs about Belém Tower

Here is a list of frequently asked questions by visitors about the Belém Tower.

How to avoid the line at Belém Tower?

By buying online tickets, you can avoid a long line. There is no need to visit the attraction for these tickets; select the day you wish to see.

What is the cost of visiting Belém Tower?

The Belem Tower admission price for visitors over 13 years is €9, and children under the age of 12 get absolutely free admission.

How much time is enough to explore Belém Tower?

You can explore the Belém Tower in 45 minutes. However, you can spend extra time here if you love history and art, and no one will restrict you. 

Is it worthwhile going to the Torre de Belém?

There are magnificent rooms, a spiral staircase to explore, a rooftop patio with breathtaking views, and other interesting architectural details within. In conclusion, everyone visiting Lisbon should check out Torre de Belem, a real gem.

How many steps are there in the Tower of Belém?

From the first level to the roof, there is only one narrow spiral staircase with 93 steps.

Is there a restroom at Belém Tower?

The Belem Tower has no restrooms.

Does the Lisbon card offer free entry to the Belém Tower? 

The card provides free admission to various attractions, including the Santa Justa Elevator, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Tower de Belem. The Lisbon Card also includes free public transit. You can also receive special offers in restaurants, shops, and other venues.

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