Lisbon - Day Trip to Belém

Another quintessential experience in Lisbon is taking a day trip to Belém.  The sun was shining so we hopped on Tram 15 at Praça do Comércio.  We arrived in Belém and took a stroll around since the sun was shining.  We passed Praça Afonso de Albuquerque.
We walked along the Tagus River and caught a glimpse of the beautiful 25 de Abril bridge.
We soon spotted the Monument to the Discoveries with Prince Henry the Navigator at the helm.
The monument commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.
We paid a small entrance fee and climbed up the inside of the monument to enjoy panoramic views of Belém and the surrounding area.  We could see the Torre de Belém in the distance.
I liked this view of Prince Henry from above looking out over the water.
The plaza in front of the Monument to the Discoveries is also impressive when viewed from above.
We continued along the river to the Torre de Belém which was built in the 16th century for both defense and as a symbolic gateway to Lisbon.
We walked into town and detoured into the grounds of the Centro Cultural de Belém.  We found this 'house' sculpted entirely from cork as a concept piece.
Of course, we had to walk inside.
Again, good things come in threes.  This time, we saw 3 golden retrievers lounging on the grounds of the Cultural Center.
Our next stop was the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a fine example of Manueline architecture.
On Sunday mornings, entrance to the cloister is free.  We took a walk around the ground level gardens and 2nd story.
Sunday services were being held so entrance into the church itself was limited.  We waited our turn and went in to see the final resting place of Vasco da Gama.
Our next stop was of the tastier variety.  We stopped at Pasteis de Belém to try the famous egg custard tarts.
We enjoyed our treat while steeping in the neighborhood views.  To be honest, I liked the pasteis de nata from Quinta do Caracol (served with breakfast) and Casa Brasileira better but it was fun to try the famous pastry warm out of the oven.
We ate lunch at Queijadas de Belém, a local cafe.  We enjoyed the dish of the day (turkey with rice and salad) and a glass of wine on the cheap.  It's a nice economical option for lunch and the service was very good.
We passed the Palácio Nacional de Belém, the official residence of the president of Portugal.
We even witnessed the changing of the guard.
We decided to check out the National Coach Museum.  We got there at 2:02 pm so we just missed out on the free Sunday morning museum entrance policy (runs from 10 am - 2 pm).
It was worth the entrance fee.  We were transported in time to the days when royalty and other dignitaries bounced down the road on ornate horse-drawn coaches.
The museum itself also had an impressive interior.
As we were walking along the second story, I noticed that there were faces in the wallpaper on the ceiling.  I'm not sure who they were, but I found it to be a little creepy.
The museum also had the coach on display in which the king and his eldest heir were shot and assassinated in Lisbon on 1908.  You can see the bullet holes in the carriage door.
Our final stop in Belém was the Maritime Museum (Museu da Marinha).  We especially enjoyed the maps and artifacts from the Age of Discovery.
There was a section of the museum dedicated to royal barges and other seafaring transportation.  I liked this colorful boat on display.
We took the Tram back to Lisbon and decided to head to Parque Eduardo VII. After a steep uphill climb from Praça do Marquês de Pombal, we were rewarded with sweeping views of the park and bay.
We had walked a long way exploring Belém and beyond (more than 5 miles), so we decided to head back to our apartment to eat the last of the pasteis de Belém that we bought.  This time, we made sure to try them the proper way -- drenched in cinnamon and sugar.
View Belem Walk in a larger map

COMMENTS

Name

#DrJSabbatical #pigsonparade #SligoFoodTrail #tasteoftravel 1916 Rebellion a City Break Absolut Fringe Adelaide Adriatics Africa Agra Aix-en-Provence Alameda Alamo Square Alfama Algarve Alliance Francaise Americas Amnesty Amsterdam Andolu Kavagi Android Ann Arbor Antwerp Argentina Arizona Art Gallery Arthur's Day Asia Asia Pacific Athens Augsburg AUNZ AUNZ_Archive Auschwitz Austin Australia Austria Auto Awesome Avignon Baixa Baltics Bangkok Barcelona Barrio Alta Basel Basque Basque Country Bath Bazaar Beijing Belem Belfast Belgium Bellagio Bergamo Berlin Bern Bernal Heights Best of Beyond Dublin Bidart Big Island Bird Watching Birmingham Blackrock Market bleisure Bloco de Dublin Blogger Fiesta BloggerFiesta Bologna Bonn Boston Brad Pitt Bray Brighton Bristol Bruges Brussels BTW Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Camargue Cambodia Cambridge Canada Canary Islands Cannes Cannonball Cannonball Run Canterbury Cape Town Carcassonne Cardiff Carnival Castro Catalonia Catalunya Cats Central Europe Central Richmond Chemistry China Chinatown Christmas Christmas Market City Break Itinerary Civic Center Cobh Coffee cole valley Cologne Comedy Club Commute Chronicles Connemara Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava County Kerry Cow Hollow Critical Mass Croatia Culture Night Cyprus Czech Republic Dalkey Dalkey Castle Danang Delft Delhi Den Haag Denmark Denver Derry Diamond Head Disneyland Dolores Heights Donegal Dover Downtown Dresden Dublin Dublin Castle Dublin Culture Night Dublin_Archive Dubrovnik Ducks Dun Laoghaire Dusseldorf Eastern Europe Edinburgh Eindhoven England Eruption Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Fado Fall Foliage Faro Faversham Festival Film Film Festival Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Flugtag Food France Frankfurt French Riviera Fringe Fringe Festival Galway Gandhi Gdansk Gdynia Georgian Dublin Germany GhostBus Gig Girona Glasgow Glen Park Golden Gate Park Google Plus Granada Grand Canal Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Guinness Gurgaon Half Moon Bay Halloween Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii Hayes Valley HCMC Helsinki Hermanus Hilo Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Holland Honolulu Hula Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Ice Cream Sandwich Iceland ICS India Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Ireland Ireland_Archive Istanbul Italy Itinerary Izmir Jackson Square Jaipur Japan Japantown Johannesburg Kaunas Kenmare Kilauea Kilkenny Kilkenny Cats Killarney Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Lake Como Lake Street Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Las Vegas Latvia Laurel Heights Leeds Leinster Leipzig Lemesos Let's French 2011 Liechtenstein Limerick Lincoln's Inn Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lower Pacific Heights Lübeck Lucerne Lyon Mackintosh Madeira Madrid Mainz Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Manchester Marina Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Mdina Med Melbourne Menton Milan Mission Bay Mission Dolores Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Monterey Montpellier Morocco Munich Munster Music NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Year Festival New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nicosia Nob Hill Noe Valley NOPA Nordics Normandy Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Oktoberfest Oliwa Olympics On The Road Osaka Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Oxford Pacific Heights Padua Palafrugell Palma Panorama Paphos Paris Parma Pearl Harbor Pennsylvania Perth Philadelphia Pingyao Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Presidio Presidio Heights Pride Provence Queensland Rabat RAF2010 Rainbow Ranelagh Ranelagh Arts Festival Recent Red Bull Regensburg Reims Restaurant Review Riga Ring of Kerry Rochester Roman Ruins Romania Rome Rotterdam Rugby Russia Russian Hill Salt Lake City Samba San Diego San Francisco San Sebastian Sand Castles Santa Cruz Scandinavia Science Gallery Science Museum Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Shakespeare Shave Ice Sicily Siem Reap Silent Film Festival Singapore Sintra Sligo Snow SOMA Sonoma Sopot South Africa South America South Beach South Korea South San Francisco Soweto Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stellenbosch Stirling Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sultanahmet Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania Tavira TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Tenderloin TenderNob Tenerife Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Haight The Kruger The Mission Theatre ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Toledo Toronto Toulouse Trad Trad Sessions Transylvania Trinity College Turkey UBTD10 Uganda UK Ulster Bank Theater Festival Union Square United States Uruguay Utrecht Vacation Rental Valencia Valletta Venice Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Volcanoes National Park Waikiki Wales Walking Walking Tour Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Addition Western Australia Westerplatte Westfield Where's Wally? Whiskey Whitsundays Wicklow Wine Tasting Wisconsin World Record World War II Wroclaw WWI WWII Xi'an York Ypsilanti Zurich
false
ltr
item
Sidewalk Safari: Lisbon - Day Trip to Belém
Lisbon - Day Trip to Belém
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xglhtBrrGY4/TSDA4hG1-hI/AAAAAAAAGPQ/wbCGt-2_1Tg/s320/DSCN6423.JPG
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xglhtBrrGY4/TSDA4hG1-hI/AAAAAAAAGPQ/wbCGt-2_1Tg/s72-c/DSCN6423.JPG
Sidewalk Safari
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/2011/01/lisbon-day-trip-to-belem.html
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/2011/01/lisbon-day-trip-to-belem.html
true
2802498442123035908
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy