Portugal's most famous adventure stories began in the Belém area, in Lisbon, where navigators left to discover worlds they did not know. The mythicalDiscoveries cannot be counted without the warm memories of love, on the farewell or overseas. Iconic and inescapable place of the Portuguese capital, Belém is an open invitation to moments of romance and sharing.
Accept, with your partner, the All About Portugal challenge and write a new adventure among green spaces and beautiful monuments.
If you are visiting Lisbon, we recommend that you settle in the Palácio do Governador, next to the illustrious Torre de Belém. It is in this monument, one of the most celebrated in Portugal, that our romantic itinerary begins. Classified as UNESCO World Heritage in 1983, it is one of the cultural symbols of the Portuguese people, built in the 16th century, after the discovery of Brazil and India.
After a walk by the Tower, visitable inside (by buying a ticket) but equally majestic seen from the outside or through its gardens, the motto is set for a walk hand in hand, along the Tagus River, to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Stunning memory of the time when navigators like Pedro Álvares Cabral and Vasco da Gama set out to discover places hitherto unknown to the West, offers a dream perspective, with the 25 de Abril Bridge and the South Bank on the horizon.
If you are interested in the cultural offer, you have come to the right place. In Belém, it is possible to visit numerous monuments and museums, such as the unmistakable Jerónimos Monastery, the National Coach Museum, the Berardo Collection Museum and the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium.
With extensive gardens, between the river and the urbanity, Belém also invites long walks in the vicinity of its docks and also in its green "heart". Do not miss the Vasco da Gama Garden, taking the opportunity to have a picnic or simply admire the landscape in the best company next to the Thai Pavilion. A little further up, let yourself be enchanted by the renovated Tropical Botanical Garden.
To finish the tour in beauty, go to the MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, whose top offers one of the most incredible views of the surroundings. Ideal for watching the sunset embraced by the person you care about the most, while the tones of the bridge over the Tagus change and the landscape gets confused and gains new magic at dusk.