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Torre de Belém


Some metres ahead there´s the magnificent Torre de Belém (Belém Tower). This construction was held to protect and defend the entrance to the Tagus river and to supplement the existing defenses. Along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery, the tower has a Manueline style architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 2007 it was included in the registry of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.