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Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Torre de Belém is a military fortification on river Tagus. It was built on a small island some distance from the shore but is now on the shore itself, following changes in the river's bed.

The first version of the tower was finished in 1519, and it has undergone multiple modifications and renovations throughout its life.

It is, alongside the nearby monastery of Belén, a UNESCO world heritage site.


Explore #468, 19th May 2012.


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Taken on July 27, 2011