Bulwark and sentry-house

Francisco Arruda16th century

Tower of Belém

Tower of Belém
Lisbon, Portugal

This is one of six bartizans or projected turrets on the bulwark terrace, these have lookout windows and ribbed cupolas at the vertices of the bulwark's polygonal form. In the terrace's centre, a parapet surrounds the open space of the patio on the lower level.


  • Title: Bulwark and sentry-house
  • Creator: Francisco Arruda
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Location Created: Torre de Belém
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Luis Pavão
  • Medium: Limestone

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