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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.

Museu Berardo – Contemporary and Modern Art in Belém

The Museu Berardo of modern and contemporary art is among the best museums in Lisbon. Don't miss it if you're in the Belém area. Admission is free on Saturday all day.

MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon

Set on the River Tejo’s edge in Belém, MAAT deals with contemporary art, while the next door Power Station is one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the beginning of the 20th century. The views from the undulating rooftop are amazing.
Torre de Belém

Torre de Belém: a Unesco-listed Monument at the Side of the Tejo

The Torre de Belém sits at the side of the river Tejo, close to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. It was built in the sixteenth century to guard the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour.

Pastéis de Belém: A Taste of History

Alongside history and tradition, Pastéis de Belém is widely recognised as the patisserie in Lisbon to sample the authentic pastel de nata (custard tart).

Museu dos Coches: The World’s First Coach Museum

One of the largest collections of vehicles in the world can be seen at Lisbon’s Coach Museum in Belém. Beautifully painted carriages and coaches dating from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries are housed in a minimalist building.

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.

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Christmas Lights and Decorations in Lisbon

Find out where to see the Christmas lights and decorations in Lisbon, including the shopping streets of the Baixa and Chiado and the giant Christmas tree at the Terreiro do Paço.