Belem Tower (Torre de Belém)--page 2 (of 2 pages)


1515-21



Views of the terrace with The Virgin of Safe Homecoming facing the sea

Angela Lam posits that the Virgin here is holding grapes; large grape leaves are also cradled in her hands.

 

Views of the terrace

 

Views of the Moorish styled watchtowers

Sentry posts are stationed around the periphery of the tower.
 

The Gothic vaulted dungeon below the terrace

The area below the terrace served as both a prison and storeroom for armaments
 

A room in the private residence



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