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Address: Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0034
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of...

A 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.

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Monument to Portuguese maritime discoveries. Good for a walk in the afternoon, along the Tagus river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Monument to Portuguese maritime discoveries. Good for a walk in the afternoon, along the Tagus river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The monastery is a must-see: the cloisters a wonderful oasis. The Fort also worth a visit as early or late in the day as possible and the numerous cafes near the monastery are competing to keep prices down and service up. Don't miss out on the best pastry shop in town! WAlk back along the river front after scaling the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This beautiful monument is one highlight of lisbon, it was in times, an fort to protect the city and the river from invasor, now it´s a beatiful monument to visit. From here you can have a great view over the Tejo River, 25 April Bridge (same architech as San Francisco Bridge) and over the Belem Gardens.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Pay a visit to the church and the monastry environment, don't waste the occasion if you spend at least 3 days in Lisbon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

do not forget to try the Pasteis de Nata in Belem, the monesterio de Geronimo is a must see when you are in Belem

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

A fantastic monument to the courageous seafarers of the 'new world' exploration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The Jeronimo Monastery is an impressive building, a must-see also in it's interior wich is still standing strong at 400+ years. Beautiful architecture, stunning sealings and wonderful cloister. Mustn't miss this site, then wonder around Belèm...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great to just walk along have an exspresso at a little cafe with a taste of the lovely patsteries on offer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Plenty of museums in the area, could probably spend the whole day there with everything to see. If you're staying in close to Sodre train station, recommend to take the train to Belem station ( or a taxi, should be relatively cheap).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I really like the botanical garden behind the palace. So peaceful and lovely. The Belem cakes (pastry tart with custard/egg filling) are delectible and the fortress on the waterfront was cool as well.

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Belem
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.