If you are visiting Lisbon you can’t miss Belém!
Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area is Belém. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery: Prince Henry the Navigator and the first overseas expedition to conquer Ceuta in Morocco, Bartholomeu Dias to round the Cape of Good Hope, the first voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama to discover the sea route to India, and Christopher Columbus stopped here on his way back to Europe after discovering the New World.
This great place is located only three quilometres from the center of the capital of Portugal. On the shore of Tagus River you will find Belém. This area has the best of history and fashion
This district has a strong connection with the Portuguese explorers that have embarked from this place of the city to conquer the world.
You can’t miss the following monuments:
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
- Torre – the most precious stone of the city of Lisbon.
These great monuments are considered World Cultural Heritage (UNESCO).
But, in Lisbon, there are many more things that you can not miss:
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos
- National museum of coaches)
- Palace (the residence of the President)
- Marine Museum
- National museum of archaeology
- Berardo museum
- Tropical Botanical Garden
- Fábrica de Pastéis (a great great pastry shop and delicious traditional tarts.
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