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Garcia, José Manuel

The Magnificent Belém  / Tower A Magnífica  Torre de Belém

© Lisbon: Verso da história, 2014

ISBN: 978-989-865-781-7

Written in Portuguese and  English

The Belém Tower and the Monastery of Hieronymites are a World heritage site described by UNESCO as: "Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites exemplifies Portuguese art at its best. The Belém tower  built to commemorate Vasco da Gama´s expedition  is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundation of the modern world". Educational topics: Portuguese sea voyages and Portuguese architecture.   

UNESCO/NHK videos on Heritage: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/263/

Article available in: English, Português