"Must See Belem!" Belém by mazzap
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Belem is easily reached by train or tram from Lisbon. Just 6 km away but very different to Lisbon. Trains from Cais do Sodre station are frequent & inexpensive.
If arriving by train, you will be surprised at how many monuments & grand structures you can see all around you as you reach Belem - they are all quite a walk from each other so although it's a small town, don't expect to cover Belem in under 1 hour! We visited for just a few hours, so we did not give this town the full attention it deserves. But, we had a lovely time here all the same! There are several restaurants, parks to rest a while & of course the famous 'Pasteis de Belem' for coffee & a custard tart - (see my tip)!
- Pros:Can easily be fitted in to your schedule on a trip to Lisbon
- Cons:As with Lisbon - many places of interest are closed on Mondays!
- In a nutshell:Try to also visit Belem if you get to Lisbon!
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