Belém Tower

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Belém Tower
Torre de Belém, Torre de São Vicente
Torre Belém April 2009-4a.jpg
The quarter façade of the tower on the bank of the Tagus river
Coordinates38°41′30″N 9°12′58″W / 38.69167°N 9.21611°W / 38.69167; -9.21611Coordinates: 38°41′30″N 9°12′58″W / 38.69167°N 9.21611°W / 38.69167; -9.21611
LocationLisbon, Portugal
DesignerFrancisco de Arruda
TypeFortification
MaterialLimestone (lioz)
Beginning datec. 1514
Completion date1519
WebsiteOfficial website
Part ofMonastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
Includes
CriteriaCultural: iii, vi
Reference263bis
Inscription1983 (7th Session)

The Belém Tower is a Tower that is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.