Belem: Get Engrossed In The Beautiful Suburb

Like most of the people, I too wanted to explore the historical sites, iconic landmarks, and splendid architectures on my visit to Lisbon. Belem is situated on Tagus River and has served as a prime maritime port. I was really excited about the suburb is going to make your trip worthwhile. You can reach this place from the city by tram or train. I am going to provide you with an overview of the primary tourist attractions.

 

  • Torre De Belém

Standing on the water of Belem riverfront, the unique looking tower is one of the popular tourist attractions. As a matter of fact, it has turned out to be a symbol of the city. There are many levels in the interior of the tower. The tour will take you from the lower battery that performed the role of a dungeon and magazine to a terrace with a superb view of the waterfront of Belem. No doubt, this has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Palácio Nacional Da Ajuda

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda is situated on a hill overlooking Belem. This had been ordered by the royal family from Portuguese. However, it was left incomplete as they were forced to exile in the year 1807. You can wander through the salons and you find valuable and rare items like the Louis XVI skeleton clock in the Audience Room. The small details of the place took my breath away.

  • Antiga Confeitaria De Belém

One thing that you should not miss out is a plate of Pasteis de Nata. These are flaky pastries which are filled with custard cream. If you like you can for an icing of cinnamon and sugar. The tarts are prepared from the secret recipe which originated in a nearby kitchen of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Purchase a box and carry it with you back home.