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The site also boasts an early Christian basilica, though this can only be visited on guided tours.
There is an informative visitor track around the ruins which is dotted with explanatory panels.
We’ve put together an experts guide to Portuguese cultural locations, landmarks and monuments, with our top ten places to visit as well as a full list of Historic Sites in Portugal, which shouldn’t be ignored if you have the time.
Belem Tower is an imposing medieval defensive tower on the bank of the River Tagus in Lisbon and a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Built in 1389, Carmo Convent was the work of Nuno Ãlvares Pereira, an important figure in Portuguese military history - including in the victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota - turned member of the Carmelite Order.
The Pena National Palace is one of the most expressive specimens of 19th century romanticism in the world.
This whimsical multi-coloured creation, sitting high on a peak among swirling mists, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra's Cultural Landscape.
Built between 15, Belem Tower is sometimes known as The Tower of St Vincent as its construction celebrated the expedition to India of Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage site together with the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower is a beautiful mix of sturdy fortifications and intricate detail.