Belém, Lisbon

Belém is one of the places you shouldn’t avoid visiting on your trip to Lisbon.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos © Celestino Manuel

This is the district more connected to the Portuguese Discoveries. It’s located near the Tagus River and it was here that the Vasco da Gama ships left on their way to India.

Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Torre de Belém © Celestino Manuel

The main monument on this region is the imperial Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), a XVI monument built by D. Manuel and with obvious influence from the manueline architectonic style.This monument is considered UNESCO World Heritage.

If you’re passing by Belém you shouldn’t miss the visit to Belem Tower (Torre de Belém), also manueline and the most recent monument, the Discoveries Pattern (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) from where you might take a unique view over the city.

After passing through the beautiful gardens of Afonso de Albuquerque you should try the most famous sweet in Lisbon, the Pastéis de Belém with a secret recipe.

What to see in Belém?

Jerónimos MonasteryJerónimos Monastery
The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most symbolic monuments in Lisbon, meet its history and visit it.

Belem Tower (Torre de Belém)Belem Tower (Torre de Belém)
Discover this important tower whether for military purposes, strategic and even as part of the landscape.

Discoveries PatternDiscoveries Pattern
Visit the third of the great monuments in Belém, Lisbon and don’t miss the opportunity of going to the top and see the magnificent view.

Carriages National Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)Carriages National Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)
If you’ve always dreamed of getting to know to most beautiful royal carriages or just looking for a museum with great historic and cultural interest don’t avoid visiting the Carriages National Museum.

Calouste Gulbenkian PlanetariumCalouste Gulbenkian Planetarium
Be amazed withthe Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Berardo Collection MuseumBerardo Collection Museum
Discover the fantastic collection of contemporary art on this unforgettable museum.

Belém Cultural CentreBelém Cultural Centre
Visit one of the main cultural diffusers in Lisbon.

25th April Bridge25th April Bridge
Discover the history behind this iconic bridge which unites the North and the South margin of Lisbon.

Afonso Albuquerque GardenAfonso Albuquerque Garden
Discover one of the best places to spend an evening of rest near the Tagus River.

Marine Museum (Museu da Marinha)Marine Museum (Museu da Marinha)
The Marine Museum is one of the best and most visited museums in Portugal, it’s located on the west wing of the Hieronymites Museum and it has several pieces that you shouldn’t avoid meeting.

National Archaeology MuseumNational Archaeology Museum
Don’t miss visiting the National Archaeology Museum on your visit to Lisbon.

Museu Nacional de EtnologiaNational Ethnology Museum
Find out more about the National Ethnology Museum.

National Palace of AjudaNational Palace of Ajuda
Visit the National Palace of Ajuda, in Belém, Lisbon.

Ajuda Botanic Garden (Jardim Botânico da Ajuda)Ajuda Botanic Garden (Jardim Botânico da Ajuda)
Visit this magnificent baroque botanic garden and fall in love for each element.

Belém National PalaceBelém National Palace
Get to know the Belém National Palace, official residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Electricity MuseumElectricity Museum
The Electricity Museum is an important symbol to Lisbon, not only due to its magnificent facade yet for the equipments it houses.


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