Adorning Portugal’s Age of Discoveries, a visit to Lisbon’s beautiful UNESCO-listed Belem Tower is on every visitor’s itinerary. Belem Tower is a glorious symbol of the city of Lisbon. Built during the early 16th century, the attraction is a magnificent depiction of Portugal’s Manueline architecture. This majestic structure stands by the water creating an unbelievable picturesque view of the historic part of the town, Belem.
The Belem Tower is open from 10 AM to 6:30 PM from May to September and from 10 AM to 5:30 PM from October to April.
Last Entry: The last entry to the Belem Tower is at 5 PM.
Closed: The Belem Tower is closed on Mondays, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, and 25 December.
The Belem Tower is visited by more than 500,000 visitors every year and is one of the most-visited landmarks in the world. It is important to know the right time or days to visit the attraction to avoid any chaos and have a hassle-free experience.
The Belem Tower can get quite crowded, especially during weekends and even the summer months of the year. We recommend avoiding weekends and public holidays. It is best to visit during the weekdays to avoid all the rush and have a peaceful tour.
Due to its popularity, the site gets very busy in the summer, especially from late morning to mid-afternoon. The best time of the day to visit the Belem Tower is either early morning at 10 AM for a tour or in the evening for a beautiful sunset at Targus River.
Between October to April, the Belem Tower opens from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, and between May to September, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.
Yes, we recommend you purchase your Belem Tower tickets online well in advance to enjoy great deals and discounts. You can also avoid the last-minute rush at the ticket counter and benefit from a quick entry by booking in advance.
Not too far from central Lisbon, the Belem Tower is easy to visit. The best way to get there is by taking one of the bus lines (numbers: 27,28,29,43,49,51, or 112) or using the tram (line 15) that will take you to the tower.
The Belem Tower has only one main entrance. We recommend you get a Lisboa Card to gain free access to the Belem Tower.
If you wish for a more relaxing experience, it is worth arriving early or toward the end of the day. You can expect to spend at least 45 minutes inside the attraction exploring and expect half an hour to 45 mins wait time to enter.