Browsing: Belém & Ajuda


Top Attractions in Belém & Ajuda

Get to know Lisbon’s Belém and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to the riverside Belém in Lisbon: a popular destination with must-see attractions such as the Unesco World Heritage–listed Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the peculiar Torre de Belém.


Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is Belém’s ex-libris, a Unesco-listed monastery commissioned by King Dom Manuel I, the Portuguese monarch at the time of Vasco da Gama’s pioneering sea voyage to India in 1498.


Belém & Ajuda at a Glance

Belém is a riverside district, home to Lisbon’s finest monuments and museums, some of which, such as the Unesco-listed Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the peculiar Torre de Belém, are testimony of Portugal’s maritime history.