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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.



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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  • 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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