Belem tower - Lisbon Portugal

4 years ago

Hello Luuuxers:)
I will tell you about Belem tower. A monument in the city of Lisbon
This tower was built by King Manuel I in 1514 and was completed in 1520.
Its function was to defend the city of Lisbon `armed enemies and pirates.
This monument has replaced the old artillery ship, docked at the space where the boats were leaving for India.
This monument depicts Islamic and Oriental influences that characterize STYLE Manuel and marks the end of the medieval tradition.
This monument was classified as a National Monument by Decree of 10 January 1907 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.
*pictures is not mine*
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