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Torre de Belem

Shot taken of one of sides the famous Torre de Belem, an Unesco momument since 1983, was in the contest for the 7 wonders of the world.

Symbol of Lisbon, this ancient tower was built to protect the right margin of the Tejo river, built frm 1514-1520 during the reing of King Manuel I - with time it changed frm defensive tower to other services.

 

The architecture is most interesting and mixed frm "manuelino", arabic, gotic interior.

One of the interesting things are the various symbols of the "Ordem de Cristo" ..

 

Not miss if you are in Lisbon.

 

Info- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%C3%A9m_Tower

 

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Taken on January 12, 2008