Belem



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The Belem neighborhood has so much to offer, it's easy to spend a couple of days here. Visit several museums and learn about the Portuguese Age of Discovery. In the evenings experience a bit of culture and nightlife on the Tagus.

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Day 1 - Lisbon


Your discovery day will begin at the Museu da Marinha, where you'll brush up on Naval history, navigation, ships, and the Age of Discovery. This will prepare you for the Jerónimos Monastery, which is a history lesson in itself. For lunch walk up and down restaurant row on Rua de Belem and Rua Veira Portuense, then get hot "pasteis de Belem" to go and eat them in the park of the Praca do Imperio. Find the stairs to the underground walkway to cross the busy street to the Monument of the Discoveries. Ponder the Portuguese explorers' progress on the huge map at the foot of the monument. Find the armillary sphere in this square. You'll have seen it in the museum this morning, and on Portugal's flag. Walk over to the Belem tower and feel the ocean breeze. Spend your evening at a CCB event, and dine at the Sao Jeronimo restaurant.


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Pestana Palace

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Rua Jau 54
1300-314 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 361 5600
fax: +351 (0)21 361 5601


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Museu da Marinha

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Location:

Praca do Imperio
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 362 0019
fax: +351 (0)21 363 1987


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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

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Praça do Império
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 362 0034
fax: +351 21 363 9145


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Antiga Confeitaria de Belém

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Location:

Rua de Belém 84-92
1300 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: 351 213 637 423


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Rosa dos Ventos

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Location:

Avenida de Brasília
Belém
Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 303 1950


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Map of discoveries

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Location:

Avenida de Brasilia
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal


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Padrão dos Descobrimentos

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Avenida de Brasília
Belém
1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 303 1950
fax: +351 (0)21 303 1957


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Torre de Belém

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Location:

Avenida da India
Belém
1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: +351 (0)21 362 0034
fax: +351 (0)21 363 9145


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São Jerónimo

Location:

Rua dos Jerónimos, 12
1400-211 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 364 8797


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Centro Cultural de Belém

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Location:

Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon, Portugal

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tel: 351 21 361 2400
fax: 351 (0)21 361 2500


Day 2 - Lisbon


The Museu Nacional de Coches, where you'll see luxurious carriages, and the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga are a break from the Discoveries. The latter will take you to the other side of the Ponte 25 de Abril, and around the Docas de Santo Amaro area. There are several restaurants and a nightlife scene at the Docas, which are worth checking out. This stretch of outdoor tables and nightclubs is pleasant with great views of the river, bridge and Cristo Rei statue, but it does feel somewhat prefabricated and crowded on weekend nights.


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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-044 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 361 0850
fax: +351 (0)21 363 2503


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Ponte 25 de Abril

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Location:

Ponte 25 de Abril
Rio do Tagus
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 031 2700(Tourist Information)


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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

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Location:

Rua das Janelas Verdes
1249-017 Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: 351 21 391 2800
fax: 351 (0)21 397 3703


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Cosmos

Location:

Doca de Santo Amaro - Armazém 243
Lisbon, Portugal

Contact:

tel: +351 21 397 2747


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