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Visit Belém

Lisbon area deeply connected to the Maritime Discoveries made by the Portuguese people.
Here you’ll find many green spaces and museums set in an attractive riverside atmosphere!
Check out our suggestions of attractions to visit, things to do and what taste!

Typical July:
24º C
75º F
Typical January:
46º F

What to see

The Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery are the landmarks of this Lisbon area. But you’ve much more to see, from museums, cultural centres to palaces!

Belém Tower

One of the 7 wonders of Portugal and 'World Heritage Site'. It was built in honor of St. Vincent as a defensive point of the City.

Monument of the Discoveries

Strategically located on the right bank of the Tagus river, it was erected to honor the historical figures involved in the Portuguese Discoveries.

Jerónimos Monastery

National Monument since 1907 and 'Cultural World Heritage' since 1983.

Palace of Belém

National monument and the headquarters of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic.

Coach Museum

The best and most comprehensive collection of horse-drawn carrieages in the world.

Belém Cultural Centre

Promotes different events from music, theater arts, dance, photography and many more!

Popular Art Museum

As the name implies, this museum purpose is the enhancement of regional identities of Portuguese folk art.

Combatant's Museum

It's located in the 'Bom Sucesso' Fort. Site with permanent exhibits on aspects related to the combatant during the 20th Century.

Electricity Museum

Where there are regular exhibitions and activities focused in electrical phenomena.

Ajuda Palace

National Monument since 1910. Former Royal house and museum of decorative arts.

What to do

Take advantage of the riverside atmosphere of Belém. Get to know our suggestions:

Walk on the Riverside Area

You can choose to walk, run, ride a bike... this route will offer you a unique landscape!

Watching the shows

From dance performances, music, exhibitions, there are numerous options of cultural activities in this area.

Visit the Antiques Fair

It is held on the first and third Sunday of each month in the Garden 'Vasco da Gama'.

Relax in a green space

Enjoy the various gardens of Belém to read a good book, have a picnic with friends/family or just to sit and let yourself be dazzled by the scenery!

What to taste

Ex-líbris of this area! Those who visit Belém always have a marked stop at the pastry Pastel de Belém! Get to know why:

'Pastel de Belém'

World-famous and unique custard tarts, fresh from the oven.


Espresso, typically Portuguese is the ideal accompaniment to taste the 'Pastel de Belém' that you wish!

Places to visit near Belém

Besides the Portuguese capital, which is less than 20 minutes of Belém, there are other near places that are worth visiting. Discover which:

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