At the beginning of the 19th century, in Belém, near the Jerónimos Monastery, it worked a refining of sugar cane associated with a small place of varied commerce. As a consequence of the Liberal revolution of 1820, all the convents of Portugal were closed in 1834, expelling the clergy and the workers.
In an attempt to survive, someone from the Monastery puts up for sale in this store some sweet pastries, quickly called “Pastéis de Belém”. At the time, the zone of Belém was distant of the city of Lisbon and the route was assured by steamboats.
However, the grandeur of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Torre de Belém attracted visitors who quickly became accustomed to savoring the delicious pastries from the Monastery.
Stand where Vasco de Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral blindly set out to sea!
The Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem – see what Portugal built with all that gold from the shipping trade
The Tower of Belém
The great Portuguese caravel sailing boat – The Museum of the Sea
Enjoy Lisbon’s great parks, gardens and vistas – Our Pink Palace of Portuguese President
Eating the famous Pastél de Nata in Pastéis de Belém!
Next you will have the opportunity to meet 3 of the 7 hills of Lisbon. The first will be a guided tour of the Ajuda National Palace and soon after to walk through the beautiful gardens of the Palace of Queluz! Then a break for lunch in one of the best restaurants in Lisbon?
Next we will get to know the whole of downtown Pombaline and photograph the beautiful city of Lisbon in two of its various belvederes.
Embark on this adventure and make your visit to Lisbon an unforgettable day! Be Global – Be EXCLUSIVE! Because you deserve it, anyway!