Belém Tower & Avenida Brasília

The Belém Tower is one of Lisbon’s most visited landmarks.  The tower is at the north end of the Tagus River and could be a starting point or end point for your walk along Avenida Brasília.   

Last updated on August 12, 2023 6:58 AM

Avenida Brasília runs along the Tagus River and is home to many of Lisbon’s landmarks.   Avenida Brasília is a little less than 5 miles from Praça do Comércio to Belém Tower.  However, it’s worth the trek as the whole stroll is next to the Tagus River.

There are a number of museums on the road like Museu da Electricidade and Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.  However, the main sites to see are the following:

  • Ponte 25 de Abril – Lisbon’s Golden Gate-style suspension bridge linking Lisbon with Almada.

    Belém Tower
    Ponte 25 de Abril
  • Praça do Comércio – The waterside Lisbon public plaza with outdoor cafes & shopping venues.

    Belém Tower
    Praça do Comércio
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos – A large statue built in 1940 to mark 500 years since Henry the Navigator’s death.

    Belém Tower
    Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belém Tower – The medieval fortified tower on with a rooftop terrace offering delta view.

    Belém Tower
    Belém Tower

There isn’t many streets in the world with sights like Avenida Brasília.  There is a reason why Lisbon is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and Avenida Brasília holds that statement true.  It’s definitely comparable to all the amazing boardwalks in the world like Chicago’s Riverwalk.

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