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Torre de Belem, Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 41.846 W 009° 12.207
29S E 482308 N 4283220
Quick Description: Replica of the Belem Tower at the Pasteis de Belem Factory (Portuguese custard tarts).
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 4/3/2012 3:59:21 AM
Waymark Code: WME4PP
Views: 14

Long Description:
Belém Tower, or Torre de Belém, is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal.
It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late gothic style, the Manueline, and is one of the symbols of the city. It is classified, together with the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was part of a defence system of the entrance of the Tagus river, which was necessary to protect Lisbon.
(For More information see this waymark (visit link) )

This replica can be found at the famous factory of the Pasteis de Belem (Portuguese custard tarts). It´s located inside in one of the rooms and the access is free during working hours (08h00 to 23h00 ).
There´s no sign at the replica but it seem´s to be made of some sort of pastry material.
Where is original located?: Lisbon at the Banks of Tagus River 1km from this location

Where is this replica located?: At the Portuguese Custard Tarts factory (Pasteis de Belem)

Who created the original?: Architect Francisco de Arruda

Internet Link about Original:

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1515

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