Impressions of Portugal - Lisbon
Torre de Bélem, the Bélem tower
UNESCO World Heritage
Lisbon Torre Bélem, UNESCO World Heritage
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. The port is famous as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery, like Vasco da Gama in 1497

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