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5/3/11

Torre de Belém - Lisbon

Strategically built on the north bank of the Tagus River between 1514 and 1520, for the defense bar in Lisbon, is one of the jewels of the architecture of King Manuel I.
In the ensemble we can separate two distinct bodies of military architecture models: thedonjon and the medieval fortress that modern, with two levels for artillery shell, allowing agreater range of fire, grazing and ricochet over the water.
The Tower of Belem is a cultural reference, a symbol of the specificity of the countrypassing through the privileged dialogue with other cultures and civilizations. Guardian of ourindividuality and universality, he saw that status was confirmed when, in 1983, wasclassified by UNESCO as "Cultural Heritage of all Humanity. "

http://www.torrebelem.pt/

Photos: Celso Gonçalves Roc2c

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