Monday, October 19, 2015

Portugal - Lisbon, Torre de Belem

Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal
Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)

foto: M.S.

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Belém Tower  is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. It 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.

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