Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) was built in 16th century –

Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) was built in 16th century –

4/3/2021, 6:55:46 AM
Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) was built in 16th century – around 1515 and designed by architect Francisco de Arruda. Its original purpose was to be a fort, protecting Lisbon from incoming raids along the Tagus River. It was also what marked the beginning of voyages for the sailors and the last sight of land. At the time, King Manuel I followed through with the plans for the tower to be constructed, originally desired by his predecessor, King John II. Later on, its use was transformed into a #lighthouse and a prison for #politicians Comment | Tag | Share Read Conscious Articles on our website. Link in Bio. Turn ON Post Notifications & Never miss any Content! #Portugal #theancients #history #historypage #travel #travelguide #ancienthistory #portugalhistory #ancientmysteries #historical #History #historyisfun

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