Located 30 minutes west of the historic downtown Lisbon is the neighborhood of Belém, rich with UNESCO heritage sights from the Age of Discovery and views of the Tejo River. Here you’ll find many tributes to the explorers that brought wealth to Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belem Tower. The Jeronimos Monastery is located here, as well as the Berardo Museum of Modern art. Sweeping waterfront views, outdoor cafes and a plethora of palm trees add to the bright and airy atmosphere of the neighborhood. One could easily spend an entire day visiting all the museums and walking the waterfront promenade, but we have outlined some of the best parts below that can be accomplished in around 4-hours.
The oldest surviving building in Lisbon, the Lisbon Cathedral was built in 1150 by the order of the... Read more