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Belém Tower, Portugal
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towers (single built works)
ca. 1514-1519
Belém, Lisbon, Lisboa, Distrito de, Portugal
RLV: This fortification guards the entry to Lisbon and was the place where the King would greet returning ships. The roof/plaza was used by soldiers who could manage the heavy guns should enemy ships also come near the coastline. The Manueline architecture is a complex combination of many different styles including decorative figures that celebrate the national accomplishments of the Portuguese explorers.
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