Belém is a historic district of Lisbon with much to discover: it boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many striking monuments, and even a world-famous delicacy – Portuguese custard tarts!
What to Expect
On this guided tour of Belém, you will discover the wonders of this beautiful district, famed for its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and imposing monuments, as well as its delicious custard tarts. The tour will follow the banks of the river Tagus and show you the oldest part of Lisbon, an enclave which survived a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Echoes of what was lost still resound in this former fishing village.
Your tour guide will explain how Belém witnessed humanity’s great drive for exploration during the Age of Discovery, and take you on a journey through the rich history of a district whose struggle with rapacious pirates led it to become a vibrant and wealthy centre for trade and travel. Learn the true, fascinating history of the historic part of Lisbon from a local.