Belem is a historic suburb of Lisbon which is just a short Tram ride away from Praca Comercio. Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery are Unesco World Heritage sites with a unique architecture. Maritime museum is a must visit and is housed within the Jeronimos Complex." Monument to the Discoveries " is a recent addition to the list of monuments in Belem, this is a interesting monument which is a tribute to all the great explorers and conquerers . Statues of explorers like Vasco da Gama , Alfonso Albuquerque , Bartolomeu Dias are superimposed to the facade . Lifts to the top of the monument tower is operational and views of Belem and Tagus River from the top is simply amazing
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Pastéis de Belém
Belem, home of the most beautiful monuments and sights in Lisbon. Most monuments and museums are FREE during Sunday morning. If you’re full of energy, rent a bike and ride it along the river. There’s a bike lane all the way through and the road is flat. You’ll definitely have a great experience.
After breakfast, we initiate the visit to the famous Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém. The Pastéis de Belém are sold since 1834 and their fame has crossed borders, taking Portugal’s name and conventual sweets throughout the world. A sweet of crispy puff pastry and browned cream frosting, whose secret confection is known only by 2 or 3 pastry chefs at the famous Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém. What is known is that the delicious puff pastry tart is filled with a cream made of milk, eggs and vanilla, as its recipe is secret.