Belém Tower

fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal

The Belém Tower is a tower that is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.[1][2]

Belém Tower
Torre de Belém, Torre de São Vicente
The quarter façade of the tower on the bank of the Tagus river
Coordinates38°41′30″N 9°12′58″W / 38.69167°N 9.21611°W / 38.69167; -9.21611
LocationLisbon, Portugal
DesignerFrancisco de Arruda
MaterialLimestone (lioz)
Beginning datec. 1514
Completion date1519
WebsiteOfficial website
Part ofMonastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
CriteriaCultural: iii, vi
Inscription1983 (7th Session)

References change

  1. The Dock and Harbour Authority. Foxlow Publications, Limited. 1969. p. 335.
  2. UNESCO. "Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon". United Nations. Retrieved 7 December 2009.