Torre de Belém

We continued our way along the Tagus river to the Belém Tower, a fortified tower from the 16th century in Manueline style. It was possible to go up the tower to enjoy a view over the river, but we decided not to. The queue was quite long, the weather had cleared up beautifully (so we didn’t really want to go inside) and there were opportunities elsewhere for a view of the area.

It was interesting for me to see how different the architecture is from other places that I’ve visited in Europe. From all that I’ve seen on my trip to Lisbon, I love that it really has its own identity. While a mishmash of different styles, it’s somehow coherent and that fascinated me.

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Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. New Zealand, Nordic countries and the Arctic.

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