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Belém Tower



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Belém Tower (in Portuguese Torre de Belém) is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal. The Belém Tower was built in the early sixteenth century in the Portuguese late-Gothic style, the Manueline, to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. This defensive, yet elegant construction has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to Portuguese power as it was during the Age of Discovery. In 1983, it was classified, together with the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery), as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%C3%A9m_Tower

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Submitted: 08/19/2009

By: sladys

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Category: Famous Landmarks

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