Walking tour in Belem, why not discover this Lisbon area in Belem, with one of our professionals, this noble area that was once the site of the expeditions to the “unknown”, with all the uncertainties and doubts.
We take you to Belem and we go through the whole area where we will find the Jeronimos Monastery, Torre de Belem, Padrao dos Descobrimentos and one of the most visited places in Lisbon, it is no other monument, it is a gastronomic monument, the Pasteis de Belem …
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel, Apartment Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM|
|RETURN TIME||At 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM|
Belem is a region nowadays located in the western part of the city of Lisbon although it has not always been this way since it was once an autonomous city, today known for its monuments that consecrate the Discoveries period, on the north banks of the Tagus River where, shipped ships that sailed all over the world, most of the voyages of the fourteenth century sailed from here.
This region was the place where the elite of Lisbon resided, to leave the city center where the population and most of the diseases were concentrated, especially in the middle ages, all these events make Belem one of the most pleasant areas of Lisbon to visit nowadays, where you can still find interesting museums, such as the Carriage Museum, the Navy Museum, or even if you like something more contemporary the CCB.
The “Pasteis de Belem” ( Belem custard tart ) are undoubtedly one of the reasons to visit Belem, more 20 thousand of them are sold daily, more than 7 million annually, which makes up many tons of sugar, flour, eggs, milk to this is added …… the secret, this secret that makes the pastel of Bethlehem so special and even mystical that was born in the Jeronimos Monastery in 1837.
Walking Tour in Belem, the best way to visit Belem…
Monument of the Discoveries
The Portuguese World Exposition was held in Belem and proved to be a major political and artistic event under the orders of António Oliveira Salazar, the Portuguese dictator who had been in power for over forty years.
With an architecture influenced by the North African styles, with Moorish watchtowers , decorative battlements and the first stone sculpture of a Rhinoceros in Europe, had several uses where still counts prison and until collection center of taxes.
The Jeronimos Monastery
Used mainly by the sailors wife’s a family to pray for the safe return of there lovers.
The carriage Museum, considered by many one of the greatest museums of this type of carriages, is an authentic testimony of the richness of this period in Portugal, where we can find the carriages that dazzled in Italy during the embassy sent to the Pope in Rome, as well as the carriage where the King Portuguese Dom Carlos I was assassinated.
Museum of the Navy, this Museum tells the Portuguese maritime history, located at the Jeronimos Monastery, contains numerous exhibits, including ships, cartography and diverse navigation equipment of this period.