Belém is a beautiful district inside Lisbon, about a 20-minute train ride west of the city center. You can easily catch the local train from Cais do Sodré if you want to visit. The district’s name is derived from the word “Bethlehem” and it dates back many centuries! Belém contains several cultural attractions for both history buffs and contemporary art enthusiasts and is certainly worth a quick trip on your visit to Lisbon.
What to See in Belém
When you visit Belém, be sure to see:
- Tower of Belém: Perhaps the most famous landmark in Belém, this medieval tower is stunning to see in person and offers fantastic views over Portugal
- Pasteis de Belém: This famous pastry shop began making the famous pastel de nata pastry in 1837!
- Jerónimos Monastery: This 16th century monastery houses a maritime museum and archaeology museum
- Berardo Collection: This Portuguese private art collection features pop art, minimal art, and abstract expressionism art by well-known artists
Below find some lovely photos of my trip to Belém!
Pasteis de Belem
Walking around Belem
The Jerónimos Monastery façade is so beautiful to see!
Have you been to Belém? What were your favorite places to visit?
I’m absolutely in love with Belem. It’s definitely one of my favourite places in Portugal :D