The Torre de Belem or Belem Tower, built in the 16th century by Francisco de Arruda under King John II as part of a defence system at the mouth of the river Tagus and a ceremonial gateway to the city, Santa Maria de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. The limestone tower is built in Late Gothic Manueline style, and consists of a bastion terrace (left), 4 storey tower and small access bridge. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its important role during the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Torre de Belem or Belem Tower, built in the 16th century by Francisco de Arruda under King John II as part of a defence system at the mouth of the river Tagus and a ceremonial gateway to the city, Santa Maria de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. The limestone tower is built in Late Gothic Manueline style, and consists of a bastion terrace (left), 4 storey tower and small access bridge. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its important role during the Portuguese Age of Discoveries....
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