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Portugal's caravels sailed off to conquer the great unknown from Belem, and today this lisbon riverside precinct is a giant monument to the nation's Age of Discoveries.
First stop should be the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a Manueline masterpiece whose wonderfull decoration and peaceful spaces will leave you inspired.
A short walk away is the Torre de Belem, the much-photographed symbol of Portugal's maritime glory. The imposing limestone Monument to the Discoveries, also facing the river nearby, is shaped like a caravel and features key players from that era.

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If you have time, look around the Centro Cultural de Belem, one of Lisbon's main cultural places, which houses the Museu do Design, a collection of 20th-century designers, and featuring every day a diferent cultural event.
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  • labahian's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    BONITO SIM SENOR!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    Nice place! Thanks!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2006 at 6:19 AM

    Loevly pics! Is Belem part of Lisbon, I thought so when I was there a few years ago, but was I wrong? I hope that bench with the graffiti on is on a quiet spot!!!

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2006 at 5:44 AM

    Nice page. I miss Lisboa a lot...Greetings from Poland.

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2004 at 5:17 AM

    beautiful intro picture! nice page!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 4:34 PM

    Great photos and travelogues on Belem! I'm sorry that I missed the monument to the soldiers of the African colonies on my quick visit. I'm hungry after reading about Portugalia restaurants!

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2004 at 10:12 AM

    Another nice page. Great pix and good tips. Great architecture :)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2004 at 1:47 AM

    Very nice page Vitor, i loved the sports travel tips ;-)

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2004 at 5:57 AM

    Que saudades de Lisboa... Espero fazer a minha propria pagina bem algum dia... Estou profundamente apaixonada pela fortaleza Belem!

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