Schedules, prices and history of Belém Tower

Schedules of Belém Tower

    October to March
    from 10:00 to 17:30 (last entry at 17:00).
    April to September
    from 10:00 to 18:30 (last entry at 17:30).
    Close: Mondays, 1 January, Easter Sunday, May 1, June 13, December 24 and 25.

Morada: Avenida de Brasília. 1400-038 Lisboa.
Link to Official website

Belém Tower ticket

    – Ticket: 6,00 euros.
    – Visitors aged 65 or older – 50%.
    – Student’s card (not for study visits) – 50%.
    – Youth Card – 50%.
    – Family ticket (minimum 4 members of near family or similar) – 50%.
    – Protocols with third party institutions – 20%.

    Exemptions: Proof of entitlement required.
    – The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for residents in Portugal.
    – Children aged 12 and under.
    – Unemployed EU citizens.
    – Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
    – ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members.
    – Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work.
    – Cultural associations (exclusively for groups of friends of museums, monuments, palaces, castles and archaeological sites).
    – Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person.
    – European Heritage Days (Sunday).
    – International Day of Monuments and Sites – 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments).
    – International Museum Day – 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces).
    – Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC).
    – Journalists during the course of their work with prior notice.
    – Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service.
    – Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.

Belém Tower history

The tower of Bethlehem was built in a military architectural style in the early 16th century as a defensive tower of the city to prevent pirate attacks due to the wealth of products arriving in Lisbon from India.


    See also:

  1. Monuments and museums in Lisbon
  2. Monuments and museums in Portugal
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