The Tower of Belém
The Tower of Belem was constructed between 1515 and 1521 as a defensive stronghold to protect Lisbon.
Originally designed by Francisco de Arruda the tower was altered in the 1840s, when some of the decorative Manueline stonework was added.
The Tower was included in the list of Portuguese ~ Unesco World Heritage ~
sites in 1983.
There is a detailed description of the Tower on the ~ Manor Houses site~
It's worth following the link to find out more about this tower, which looks tiny from the outside but is packed full of interesting history.
Here's the Official site http://www.mosteirojeronimos.pt/english/index_torre.html
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