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"belem lisboa" Top 5 Page for this destination Portugal Things to Do Tip by quartinb

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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 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, and shaped like a caravel. if you have time, look around the Centro Cultural de Belem, one of Lisbon's main cultural places, which houses the design museum, and featuring every day a diferent cultural event.

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2004
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