Apartment renovated in April 2016
The 7m Belém, Lisbon Congress Centre of the new MAAT ...
Belém is known the the historic district of the Age of Discovery. It was from its waterfront que Vasco da Gama and other explorers departed for Their voyages, events Celebrated today by grand monuments and museums in the neighborhood.
The sensational architecture of the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery (both World Heritage Sites) is the result of the discovery of the sea route to India, the opening of trade with Japan, and the colonization of Brazil and parts of Africa and Asia. These monuments are adorned and embellished with motifs of exotic lands elaborately carved in stone, the are the heroes of the acts on the colossal Discoveries Monument.
Also this is Lisbon's museum district, with the one-of-a-kind Coaches Museum filled with royal fairytale vehicles, the Berardo Museum showcasing a world-class collection of international contemporary and modern art, and the iconic MAAT.
Despite All These attractions, it's a pastry shop que Receives the most visitors. At Old Belem Confectionery (simply known as "Pastel de Belém" or "Belém pastries") you may devour one or Several of Lisbon's famous custard tarts que originated on this site, and que are still Unlike any others found around the country, made here from a secret recipe.
Going up the hill through the Walk of Help, you reach the neighborhood of help, home to the royal palace and a beautiful botanical garden.