Unveiling the Portuguese Empire's crib
This is the tour you want to do if you want to have 4 entire hours dedicated to the Belém quarter.
We will visit the most important sites such as
- the Belem Tower (that we will see from the outside since it takes too long to go to reach the top, due to its extremely narrow staircases only 20-30 people at a time are allowed to go up);
- the Monument to the Discoveries where I will explain to you its historical background, the gigantic map and there is the possibility to see everything from the top of the monument;
- Monastery of St. Jerome dated from the 16th century, where we will visit the church and also the cloisters if you wish
- 19th century bakery to taste the famous Pastéis de Belém
The beginning and end of tour depends on the time table you choose/available.
Start our tour at the Belém Tower
Walk along the riverside to reach the Monument to the Discoveries
Go through an underground passage to reach the Praça do Império
Go to the early 19th century bakery to taste the famous Pastel de Belém
Visit to the Monastery of St. Jerome
End of the tour at the Monastery
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: 9.00am - Belém Tower
2.30pm - Monastery of St. Jerome
End location: 1.00pm - Monastery of St. Jerome
6.30pm - Belém Tower
Duration: 4 hours
This is a very important site for portuguese culture therefore it is chosen often for parades, running/bike races, etc as it may influence the tour.
It is possible to provide transportation in a luxurious Mercedes at an additional cost of 150,00€ (price for 3 people) you prefer. Feel free to contact me
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euros - 10,00€ per person for the monastery of St. Jerome
5,00€ per person for the Monument to the Discoveries (if you decide to go up)
20,00€ per person for personal purchases, drinks and beverages
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We all absolutely loved Ana for her immense knowledge, enthusiasm, and ability to communicate. She was very helpful, meeting us at Belem train station and doing the tour in reverse so we'd finish where we needed to be for the afternoon. This tour's a brilliant way to see all the main sights (we were so so glad to have a registered guide to sail past the HUGE queue at the monastery). This is a fantastic tour and Ana was a joy to listen to.