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A Lighthouse of Portugal

PT 46 Torre de Belém
latitude 38° 41' 29.7" N
longitude 9° 12' 57.4" W

May 20, 2014

A 5-story fortified lighthouse located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal. It was constructed between 1515 and 1521 on the orders of Manuel I (1515-1520) in order to defend the port at Belém, as well as the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. The tower stood on an island in the middle of the River Tagus until the course of the river was diverted by an earthquake in 1777, the tower had previously survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Located on the north bank of the old (Tagus) in the Belem neighborhood about 3 km west of the Ponte 25 de Abril.

Torre de Belém

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