Belém / Ajuda

The monuments of Lisbon, which personify the age of the Discoveries and the country’s great maritime feats, can be found here. But contemporary, informed and cultured Lisbon provides it with company in this select area. So when you arrive in the city, don’t lose a minute in trying to find the most iconic architecture in the city.

When you arrive in Lisbon, you will find much more than just a city. The history is written into the buildings and streets and the epochs have left their mark on the major edifices. The famous Monastery of Jerónimos and Torre de Belém – internationally recognised as UNESCO world heritage sites – are not the only buildings you find when coming to this part of town. The Padrão dos Descobrimentos and Praça do Império complete the sensation of the grandeur of yesteryear of the Great Portuguese Empire. Walk amongst the monuments that recount the history of the Manueline style in an architectural setting that is unique anywhere in the world.

But these are not the only attractions in Belém, nor do they attempt to freeze frame Portugal at a single moment in history. You’ll also find some of the most contemporary structures that define the life and new architectural profile of the city. Grab a pair of trainers and discover Belém slowly, visiting its squares and gardens, monuments,  cafés, restaurants and discovering its own rhythm.

Add to all of these reasons for visiting Lisbon a riverside with green areas and a unique atmosphere, various marinas and sailing clubs, and a cycle lane in which the fresh air combines with the beauty of the view and you’ll find in Belém the place where you can enjoy Portuguese culture in its purest state. Provided you accompany it with one of the famous and delicious Pastéis de Belém, you’ll be on the right path to heaven. Which in this particular case is called Lisbon.

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Museu Coleção Berardo is the main museum of modern and contemporary art in Portugal. Here, visitors may enjoy works by both contemporary and twentieth-century artists from a range of cultural backgrounds.

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A compelling reference both for Lisbon and Portugal and a European milestone bearing witness to long lasting relationship between Portugal - the first country to reach the East - and the peoples of Asia.

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If you visit the Palácio de Belém, also discover the Museu da Presidência da República, housed in the palace’s old coach house, and learn about the founding of the republic in Portugal.

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It houses the most relevant public collection, from the 12th to the 19th century. Painting, sculpture, silver, gold and jewellery, decorative arts – Portuguese, European, African and Oriental.

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The museum houses an unique collection in the world consisting of vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries including coaches, berlins, sedan chairs and carriages.

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The National Museum of Ethnology holds one of the most extraordinary ethnological collections in the world, of over 40.000 objects, representing more than 380 cultures.

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Visit some of the landmarks along the riverfront in Lisbon by taking the tram. Between Praça da Figueira and Belém, this is the best way to visit the city’s monuments.

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In Belém and an only space, total renewed, Nune's - Real Marisqueira, offers to a variety of fish, shellfishes and beefs.

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Pretend you’re on a state visit as you tour the Palace of Belém and discover the home of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

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PALMAYACHTS is specialized in nautical tourism and events. We offer services such as yacht charter, sailing cruises, regattas, team building and nautical experiences across the country.

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Two seasonal restaurantes, "A Horta" and "A Mercearia", where one can find typical portuguese food, served in na unique and welcoming space

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This luxurious and elegant hotel has wonderful views to the Tagus River, is a privileged member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group and is listed as a Portuguese National Landmark.

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An interactive and immersive experience that allows an unique discovery of the Ponte 25 de Abril.

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O Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian was inaugurated on 1965, july 20th.

With an outstanding geographical location, Lisbon is an important shelter for all types of boats, and port of call for cruise ships in the Atlantic, Western Mediterranean, Northern Europe, North Africa as well as for transatlantic cruises.

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Portugália is the most famous beer hall in Portugal.

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Rent a Boat is a new and promising company for organizing short and long-term boat trips for everyone.

A Museum with unique items that is really worth visiting.

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"Sailing Lovers" was born from the passion of Sailors that wanted to share their experiences with you.

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Seaventy organizes private events on all types of boats and operates regular tours through its historic ship "Evora Boat".