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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Belem Tower

Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

Product ID: 131052
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Explore Portugal’s age of discovery through a tour of Belem with a specialist local guide. Understand Belem's significance as the setting for many of Lisbon’s most iconic and important attractions.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk though a delightful district that combines historic monuments, fascinating museums
  • See carefully maintained parks, that line the cooling waters of the Tejo estuary
  • Join a small group of max 8 people for individual attention
  • Savor Pastéis de Belém for Egg Tarts
  • Visit Jeronimos Monastry and learn its significance in local history
  • Enjoy the famous Monument of Discoveries ( Padrão dos Descobrimento)
Full description
Begin your tour at the iconic Cafe Pasteis de Belem to taste and talk about the famous egg tarts that were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery. Understand why Belem has a close connection to the early explorers, as you hear about Vasco da Gama's last night spent here before his epic voyage to India.

You will visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, an extravagant monastery that was funded by the 5% tax levied on spices that flowed into Portugal. Originally designed as a modest monastery complex, the excessive construction extended by 50 years, to create one of the most ornate religious buildings of Portugal.

Observe the historically important Discoveries Monument in Belem. One of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, it was constructed to promote national self-confidence, whilst honouring the great Portuguese explorers.

Wander by the delightful Torre de Belem that once stood in the centre of the Tejo Estuary, to guard the city from sea bound attack, and today the little fort has become the emblem of Lisbon. For such a trivial defensive fortification, the Torre de Belem was constructed with elaborate craftsmanship and is adorned with beautiful carved stonework.

Belem is full of charming cafés and restaurants, many of which offer outdoor terrace seating. Your guide can point out good spots and you can enjoy lunch for when the tour ends.
Includes
  • Admission fee for Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Next to the bank across the Pastes De Belem. The Bank is a Santander and is a red building.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Wear comfortable walking shoes
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Product ID: 131052