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Belem Tower...

... - A symbol of the Age of Discovery

  

Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor, the Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland.

 

It is a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery, often serving as a symbol of the country, and UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage monument.

 

IN: Go Lisbon site

 

www.golisbon.com/sight-seeing/belem-tower.html

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Taken on December 26, 2003