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Belém Tower was built in the Age of the Discoveries (when defending the city was of paramont importance) in tribute to the patron saint of the city, Saint Vicente.

Construction began in 1514 under the supervision of the architect Francisco de Arruda and it was completed in 1520. It remained ever since as one of the world's most beautiful examples of military architecture. In 1983 UNESCO classified it as a World Heritage Site.

Picture taken from the balcony over the Tagus River with the 25th of April Bridge in the background.

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  • Copyright: Antonio Ribeiro (ribeiroantonio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4814 W: 466 N: 6476] (22637)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-23
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-12 8:26
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