Belem Lisbon Tour – 3hrs
Join our Belem Lisbon tour to discover Portugal’s age of discovery!
Belem is the setting for many of Lisbon’s most iconic and important attractions. It’s a delightful district that combines historical monuments, fascinating museums and carefully maintained parks, all of which line the cooling waters of the Tejo estuary.
Iconic Cafe Pasteis de Belem is a great meeting point to taste and talk about the famous egg tarts that were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery.
Belem has a close connection to the early explorers, as Vasco da Gama spent his last night here before his epic voyage to India.
The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is the 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 trade wealth extended the construction by 50 years, to create one of the most ornate religious buildings in Portugal.
Another monument that adds to Belem’s reputation is the historically essential Discoveries Monument. One of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, it was constructed to promote national self-confidence, while honoring the great Portuguese explorers.
Belem Lisbon tour also includes the delightful Torre de Belem that once stood in the center of the Tejo Estuary, to guard the city against sea bound attack, and today the little fort has become the emblem of Lisbon. For such a small defensive fortification, the Torre de Belem was constructed with intricate 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 will organize lunch in one of her favorite spots as part of the Belem Lisbon tour.
There are many small sites to discover as you walk and your guide will point out all you need to see.
Join our Belem Lisbon tour to get acquainted with Portugal’s history in an efficient way organized professionally and led by a local guide.
You can choose to go private or join a small group of max eight so the experience is always intimate. Belem Lisbon tour runs every day and starts at 65Euros per person.