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Name: Torre de Belém  

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Also known as: Tower of Belem

Nearest Town or City:
Lisbon, , Portugal

Location: Belém section of Lisbon, north side of Tagus River (Rio Tejo).

Managing Organization:
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos


Contact Address Information:
Praça do Império
1400-206 Lisboa

The Torre de Belem is a fort in Lisbon that was completed in 1520. A navigational light on the stone tower in the fort was established in 1847 and was moved to a nearby skeletal tower in 1886. It was discontinued in the 1930s or '40s. The outer walls of the fort are decorated with beautiful designs.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1847

Date Deactivated: c. 1930s

Current Use: Historic attraction.

Open To Public? Yes.

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