Belém, the Open-Air Museum
We invite you to discover Belém, tha starting point of the epic discoveries, over 500 years ago.
a place of great symbolic value for Portugal, where fragile adventurers set off their ships bound for the unknown.
One of the vestiges exemplifying the magnitude of the quest to conquer, the Jeronimos Monastery, in the "Praça do Império" square, is among the most beautiful monuments of the capital. another is Belém Tower, another majestic example of Manueline architecture. Both monuments are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Today, there is also plenty to discover in Belém: the Belém Cultural Centre stages a variety of cultural evetns catering for all tastes and ages; splendid gardens and a museum teeming with timeless memories; a stroll along the River Tagus, the mirror of the city which the Lisbon dwellers, retain a very strong relationship.
The whole zone has been redesigned and today used for sports and leisure activities, with an authentic open-air museum as the backdrop.
Do not pass up a visit to the Coach Museum for a trip through history that reveals the surprising story and detail of this means of transport.
after this Journey in time, the cherry on top of the cake comes in the form of the Pastel de Belém (Custard Cake), a closely guarded culinary secret that has achieved fame beyond Portugal´s borders.
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