Belém: Time Of Discovery - Extraordinary Excursions In Lisbon

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Belém: Time Of Discovery - Extraordinary Excursions In Lisbon
Belém: Time Of Discovery - Extraordinary Excursions In Lisbon

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Belem is located far from the historic center of Lisbon, but it is here that some of the most striking monuments of the capital are located. On a walk, you will admire the architecture of the Belém Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery; through immersion in the era of geographical discoveries, you will reveal the mentality of the locals. Skip-the-line, visit an old pastry shop where you will taste the famous paste - and receive a recipe for Portuguese sweets as a gift. Group excursion Duration 3 hours Group size up to 15 people Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 3 reviews € 12 per person

What awaits you

The graceful tower and the age of sailors The famous Belém Tower is one of the main points of our route. You will hear her story and understand why the fortification looks more like a princess's palace than a defensive fort

Next, consider all the famous sailors and navigators depicted on the Monument to the Discoverers. Wanderings, adventures, treasures and treasures - I will tell you about a period that is important both for Portugal and for the whole world. After all, sailors changed not only maps, but the worldview of that time.

In the same period, the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery was built - you will learn about the richest Portuguese king Manuel and the navigator Vasco da Gamma, whose fate is connected with the history of the monastery. Visiting the Church of Our Lady of Belem, you will see how elephants carry the sarcophagi of celebrities from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as hear interesting facts about Portuguese architecture. And at the walls of the presidential residence, we will recall the life of the Portuguese kings and discuss the importance of the palace for Portugal in the 18th century

Paste: the secrets of sweetness Then we will take a look at one of the oldest pastry shops in Lisbon: you will skip the line to tasting sweets prepared according to the monastery recipes. You will see the kitchen, where delicious pastries are born, try to decipher the secret recipe and understand the difference between pastel and paste, as well as between Belenskie and Nata.

Organizational details

  • Tasting of sweets is included in the tour price, no additional costs are foreseen
  • The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team

Venue

Start of the excursion in the Belém area. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.

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