The Districts of Lisbon: Part V – Belèm

Belem Lisbon

Belem is the oldest district in Lisbon and is located where the river Tagus ends, at wes city. This place was witness of the Portuguese Golden Age and how multitudes of discoverers of the country departe to foreign lands in search of fortune.

In 1495 when he was crowned King Manuel I, he built many monuments and churches to immortalize its imperial expansion, some examples of these great buildings would be the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery.

Belem has many attractions that it is possible that in two days will not end to visit them, some of these points of interest are:

  1. Museums:
    • Popular Art Museum
    • Museum of Marinha
    • National Museum of Archaeology
    • National Car Museum
  2. Parks and Gardens:
    • Tropical Agricultural Garden
    • Afonso de Albuquerque Square
    • Ajuda Botanical Garden
    • Praça do Imperio
  3. Historic Buildings and Monuments
    • Belem Tower
    • Jerónimos Monument
    • Monument to the Discoveries
    • Belem Palace
    • Ajuda National Palace
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