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Belém the district of navigators, spices, history and Pasteis de Belém

140 EURO
Belém, a former fishing village, was the site from which many of the voyages of the discoveries started in the 15th and 16th centuries. Today it is one of the most beautiful districts in Lisbon with many museums, parks, and attractions!

You will begin this tour by the Belém Fortress built 1515. Five centuries later, this unique fort is the touristic symbol of the city and World Heritage Site.

The Monument of the Discoveries, with the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and 30 other personalities, describes the epic discoveries of the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries. It embodies the power and wealth in the golden age of discoveries and it is considered a symbol of Portugal’s glorious history. Vasco da Gama set out from this spot on his sea voyage to India on 8 July 1497.

King Manuel I, who was reigning at the time, had the monastery complex in Belém built to mark the happy return of Vasco da Gama and to demonstrate Portugal’s power and prestige. Nowadays, this monastery is divided into 4 different museums and houses the most visited church in Lisbon. The famous cloister is a gothic and renaissance construction decorated with the outstanding Manueline style.

To regain your energy, there is nothing better than to visit the historic pastry shop, whose rooms are decorated with beautiful tiles. The custard tart of Belém (Pastel de Belém) made in this café is renowned for its quality.

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Price: 140 € por Grupo até 6 pessoas
Meet Your guide: In front of the south portal of the monastery church
Duration: 3 houra
Dificulty: Level 1 – Easy
Inclusions: City tour of the Bairro de Belem; tour guide; Visit to the church and cloister
Exclusions: Not included: Entrance fee to Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Monastery (7,00 EUR per person); Public transport ticket (approx. 6,95 EUR); Pastel de Belem
Please Note :This tour does not take place on Monday as the monuments are closed. Comfortable footwear is recommended

Level 1 – Easy

Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate

Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding

 Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult 

Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

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