Visiting Lisbon's Belem District

Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Visiting Lisbon's Belem District

The area of Belem is just a short tram ride away from busy Lisbon and makes for a great day trip from the city. In Belem you will find some of Lisbon’s most famous historic sites and it is home to the delicious Pasteis de Belem (a different type of pasteis de nata), a must eat when you’re in Lisbon. Here’s some of the sights you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Belem.

It is pretty easy to get to Belem from Lisbon. Our lovely guest house was close to Cais do Sodre station and from there you can just hop onto tram 15 that will drop you in Belem. We got off at the stop for Jeronimos Monastery, right in the middle of Belem. If you are staying downtown, take tram 15 or 127 from Figuera Square. You can also use bus lines 728, 28, 729, 751, that’s a lot less crowded than the tram. The train station is a bit far from the main sites so we didn’t go by train – if you want to, the stop is on the Cascais line.

You can use the Lisboa Card on all the trams and buses, and it may include entrance to some of the sites too. We got around with the Viva Viagem card you can buy at train stations. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Lisbon's Belem District
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lia Nell
Read it on author's website: https://thenomadicpanda.com/2019/07/27/visiting-lisbons-belem-district/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cais do Sodre station
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Figuera Square
  • Pasteis de Belem
  • church of Santa Maria
  • Imperio Square
  • Monument of Discoveries
  • 25 de Abril bridge
  • Cristo Rei statue
  • Tower of Belem
  • National Coach Museum
  • Jardim Botanico Tropical
  • Belem Cultural Center
  • Navy (Maritime) Museum
  • Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian

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