Wednesday 28 October 2009

Torre de Belem

Posted to me from Póvoa de Santo Adrião near Lisbon on 11 June 2009.
Torre de Belém

The Tower of Belém is a fortification dating from the 16th century when it was a lighthouse guarding the port of Belém.  it, and the Jerónimos Monastery are UNESCO protected sites.  Many famous Portugues explorers set off from Belém, the most famous probably being Vasco de Gama.
Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon
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  1. This is so beautiful, reflected in the water. Looks like a perfect fortress.

  2. It is beautiful, isn't it. It must be in the sunset because all the other pictures I've seen, it's grey.


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