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Belém Tower , Or Torre De Belém , Near Lisbon , Was Built As Part Of A Defence ...

Belém Tower , Or Torre De Belém , Near Lisbon , Was Built As Part Of A Defence ...

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Description: Belém Tower , or Torre de Belém , near Lisbon , was built as part of a defence system at the entrance of the Tagus river in the early 16th century in the extravagant Portuguese late Gothic , or Manueline style . This unique construction is a reminder of the Portuguese power during the Age of the Discoveries , and in 1983 , together with the nearby Hieronymites Monastery ( Mosteiro dos Jerónimos ) , it was nominated a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

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