Belém

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Belém, Lisboa

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The Belém District of Lisbon - also affectionately known as the historic area of the Age of Discovery - is a top attraction for tourists visiting Lisbon. Pedro Álvares Cabral, Vasco da Gama and many other intrepid explorers sailed past here as they set off on voyages into the unknown. Belém boasts two World Heritage Sites – the Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monastery. With so many other attractions on offer, you need to set aside time to take it all in. Here is a list of the most popular attractions in the immediate area: ? Awesome 16th century Belém Tower, a fortress in the middle of the Tagus River. ? Trendy Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ? Impressive 16th century Jerónimos Monastery ? Spectacular Coaches Museum ? Iconic Discoveries Monument ? Majestic Ajuda Palace It is impractical to take in all of the above in one session. You need to allow time to admire the sweeping views across the Tagus, while you enjoy refreshments on the seafront bars. If you would like to stay longer, you can overnight at the swanky Altis Belém Hotel, which boasts stunning views from every window.

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