Detail of the Portuguese coat of arms. King Manuel I wanted the Tower of Belém, located at the entrance to the kingdom’s capital, to clearly assert his power. Therefore, the king ordered his heraldry to be ostensibly displayed on the tower.
Title: Detail form main wall - Portuguese coat of arms
Creator: Francisco Arruda
Date Created: 16th century
Location Created: Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal
Rights: DGPC/ADF - Luis Pavão
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