Belém Tower: the departure point of the explorers

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Belém Tower: the departure point of the explorers

11,99

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Overview

  • 1h 30min
  • 62 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 14 stops

The Belém Tower stands guard at the mouth of the river Tagus on the outskirts of Lisbon. Staring out to the Atlantic from the west side of the Tower, you can almost see, in your mind’s eye, the three-masted ships of Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Bartolomeu Dias, and Ferdinand Magellan, sailing out to discover the world.

Waltz in the Belem Tower of Lisbon with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Lisbon. Start your tour from the Belém Gardens and continue to meet The Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral Memorial, The Βastion getting acquainted with the tower, The Bulwark, and The Statue of the Virgem do Restelo on your way.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the BelemTower with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Tower is not included.

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The point of departure

Thanks to its strategic position at the mouth of one of the most prosperous natural harbours in Europe, Belém became the cradle of the Portuguese Age of Discovery and home to a motley crew of sailors, fishermen and merchants, who sailed between the ancient province of Lusitania and beyond. Since before the Age of Discovery, the small village of Restelo was populated by intrepid sea-faring people. The growth of the Portuguese Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries led to the construction of two of the city's symbols: the Belém Tower and the Belém Monastery, both sublime examples of the architectural style known as Manuelino.

AnnElisa Sgrazzutti

Passionate about Languages and History, full time tour guide and part-time writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Italy, based in Lisbon since 2015.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the tower is not included.
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

Starting point

Belém Gardens

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Belem Tower’s garden (1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Largo Da Princesa Bus Stop (1400-024 Lisbon, Portugal) and by walking approximately 550 meters towards the Belem Tower.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Belem Tower again (Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal).

Important information

Opening hours

Mondays closed Tuesday-Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Recommended visiting hours

Tuesday-Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Additional admission

Ticket/entrance fee to the Tower is not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Belem Tower are not included.
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • The Tower is not accessible with wheelchair or strollers and not suitable for reduced mobility

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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