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Belém Tower, Lisbon - Free coloring page


Belém Tower

This fortified tower located in the parish of Belém in Lisbon, Portugal, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that epitomizes the Age of Discoveries. Special for its role in maritime history, it served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Its unique architecture reflects the Portuguese Manueline style, symbolizing the country's power and wealth during the 16th century.

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An unusual story about Belém Tower is that it was constructed on a small island near the bank of the Tagus River but due to the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and the subsequent shifts in the river's course, it now sits snug along the riverbank. This seismic event inadvertently brought the tower closer to land, making it more accessible to visitors and offering a tangible link to the historic transformations that have shaped Lisbon.

Embark on a coloring adventure with the majestic Belém Tower in Lisbon, Portugal, through our vibrant free coloring page.

If you want to know more about Lisbon's Landmark please continue to read this interesting information below. Let it inspire you to color this Unesco World Heritage manueline architecture.

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The Belém Tower, a stunning example of Manueline Portuguese style, is a fusion of artistic influences, standing proudly as a symbol of Portugal's maritime prowess. Its 30-meter-high tower and robust bastion beckon you to explore every nook and cranny through the art of coloring. Delve into the intricate designs and patterns that have made this tower a celebrated Portuguese icon.

Experience the rich history of the Belém Tower, a structure that has captivated generations. Initially conceptualized by King John II as a mobile defense system, it was King Manuel I who transformed it into the permanent and imposing structure we see today. Our free coloring page allows you to immerse yourself in this fascinating historical transition.

Once an isolated fortress on an island, the Belém Tower now stands elegantly along the riverbank, a testament to its resilience, especially after the great earthquake of 1755. Coloring this page, you travel through time, connecting the tower's illustrious past with its present grandeur.

If you're planning a trip to Lisbon, the Belém Tower is an unmissable destination, boasting the Governor’s Hall, King’s Hall, Audience Hall, and a bastion filled with cannons. Until your visit, our coloring page provides a serene and engaging way to experience the tower's majestic interior.

Relax and embark on a historical journey from the comfort of your home. Our coloring page collection features a wide array of remarkable sites, including the Belém Tower, perfect for history buffs and coloring enthusiasts alike.

Fascinating Facts About Belém Tower:

  • Attracts over 500,000 visitors each year.
  • Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
  • Its dungeons once held captured enemies from the 1500s to the 1830s.

For medieval history lovers, "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett offers a riveting glimpse into the past, echoing architectural feats like the Belém Tower. Coloring this page, you're not just creating art; you're connecting with a piece of Portugal's rich heritage.